Re: Green Grow the Rushes, Oh
Lew Orans (lporans@ONRAMP.NET)
Sun, 27 Apr 1997 20:01:15 -0500
At 04:54 PM 4/27/97 -0500, Bill Wheeler wrote:
>I am asking for help in tying all the parts of the song back to the Bible,
>etc. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>Green Grow the Rushes, Oh
>One is one and all alone and never more shall be it so.
Please note .... EVER more shall be so. Pretty important in the
Judeo-Christian and othe monotheistic contexts.
>Two the lily white boys, dress them all in green ho.
CLOTH-ED all in green ho.
Clear Biblical References:
>Four for the Gospel makers
>Ten for the Ten Commandments
>Eleven for the eleven that went to Heaven
>Twelve for the Twelve Apostles
Other allusions may be pagan. There is no certainty about this.
>Three the Rivals
>Five for the cymbols at your door
>Six for the six proud walkers
>Seven for the seven stars in the sky
Seven sisters (Stars)
>Eight for the April rainers
>Nine for the nine bright shiners
I had done some research on this a few years back and will dig it up and
post it to the List.
Yours in Scouting,
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