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Chris Seymour Origins: Wedding Dress (9) Origins: 29 Aug 03

Anybody know or have interesting ideas about the story behind the song "Wedding Dress" It's in DT - begins,

"Well, my little Doney gal, don't you guess
Better be making your wedding dress..."

The Doney gal responds that "It's already made..."

and goes on to describe it, variously as "trimmed in green/prettiest dress you've ever seen," "trimmed in red/stiched all around with a golden thread," etc.

The song closes with the interesting line, "Well, she wouldn't say yes, wouldn't say no/All she'd do was sit and sew."

Sounds like an interesting story - was she, a la Odysseus' crafty wife Penelope, making her wedding dress by day and undoing it by night to prevent having to get married? Any thoughts or pronouncements?

(By the way, I posted to an earlier thread this morning looking for the tune or a recording, but the bit of the gorgeous modal melody I'd lost has come back to me.)

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