minstrel: Drinking Songs for Women

Greg Lindahl lindahl at pbm.com
Mon Sep 11 08:47:28 PDT 2000


> A few weeks ago a call went out for period drinking songs that might be sung 
> by women.  I've written one, to the tune of "The Jolly Broome Man", which 
> went over quite well at last weekend's Harper's Retreat.  It is not 
> appropriate for young viewers.

One unfortunate feature about the tune to Jolly Broome Man is that the
first references to it call it "Jamaica" in honor of a naval victory
that was in the 1630's. But at least that's damn close to 1600...

-- Gregory Blount


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