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GUEST,Okiemockbird Origin: Ride a Cock Horse to Banbury Cross (59* d) RE: Info req: ride a cock horse 28 Mar 00

Joe, thanks for your info.

The marketplace in Banbury might still have been called "Banbury Cross" even after the cross was knocked down: force of habit. So the song needn't derive from when the cross still stood.

Are not ankle-bells (as sometimes worn by morris-dancers) somtimes spoken of as being "on the toes" ?


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