[LMB] Learned as title/style 2nd, full note

Raymond Collins rcrcoll6 at gmail.com
Wed May 12 03:27:47 BST 2021


I really shouldn't be surprised that Santa Cruz has it's own Morris
dancers.

On Tue, May 11, 2021, 6:44 PM A. Marina Fournier via Lois-Bujold <
lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:

> One syllable or two?
>
> ‘Wingèd Mercury, swift messenger of the Gods’
>
> Or as
>
> ‘Red-winged blackbird’, which Garnet Rogers sees as harbinger of spring.
> At one local concert too many years ago, he asked the audience what meant
> spring had arrived for them. I piped up, Morris Dancing, at which he
> groaned.
>
> Background: his brother Stan’s intro to his song “The Idiot”, which is
> written to a Morris dance rhythm, which he described as a knuckle-driven or
> -headed beat, to which grown men danced about waving hankies or bashing
> about with sticks.
>
> I hated to tell him that there is a Morris Dance to that song, possibly
> ending (too many years) with
> “I’m an idiot, I suppose!”. I don’t know if the Seabright Morris side
> (team, of Santa Cruz county) wrote the dance, or not, but I first saw it
> performed in the looong driveway of our Santa Cruz house at either 2000 or
> 2001 MayDay stop. I found it amusing that a side was able to dance in our
> long, not all that wide, galley kitchen.
>
> A. Marina Fournier
> saffronrose at me.com
> Je persisterai quand même, car j’ais survécu d’être né
> Valley of Heart’s Delight. CA
> Sent from iFionnghuala
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