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Posted by Martin Walker on May 11, 2016, 11:00 am
I'm interested, more for a poetic than musical reason, what authority there is for Gary Higgins' representation of part of the lyrics of the song 'Westron wynde' as “I wish my love were in me arms / and I in me bed again”.
I have always seen the (whole) text as some variant of this:
'Westron wynde, when wilt thou blow,
The small raine down can raine.
Cryst, if my love were in my armes
And I in my bedde again!'
It is also difficult for me to imagine how that questionable first line of Gary's quotation might be sung to the melody, given the line's iambic structure.
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