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Thread #115102   Message #2461925
Posted By: Artful Codger
10-Oct-08 - 07:22 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Since Robin Hood (Thomas Weelkes)
Subject: RE: Origins: Since Robin Hood (Thomas Weelkes)
Yes, thanks for the info.

Do you mean that Weelkes did not write the words at all or that he wrote the tune first and only later arranged it for voices?

I had heard or read that it was a political metaphor, using Will Kemp's dance to signify the machinations of some other figure. A straight interpretation of the text doesn't quite work--it's a bit too Mother Goosian.