Jump to content

Morris Dancing, Morris Chairs, Morris Chintz, Morris Wallpap


Jerry
 Share

Recommended Posts

Seventy years ago our family victrola played a children's story record about Robin Hood that included a musical ditty:

 

This is it and that is it, and this is Morris dancing

My poor father broke his leg and so it was a-chancing

 

I could never visualize it or Morris Chairs. Now I read stage directions in a GBS play -- 'Morris wallpapers and with Morris chintz window curtains'.

 

That guy must have been the fashion trend setter of all time.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Seventy years ago our family victrola played a children's story record about Robin Hood that included a musical ditty:

 

This is it and that is it, and this is Morris dancing

My poor father broke his leg and so it was a-chancing

 

I could never visualize it or Morris Chairs. Now I read stage directions in a GBS play -- 'Morris wallpapers and with Morris chintz window curtains'.

 

That guy must have been the fashion trend setter of all time.

 

Jerry, Some in information from the internet regarding William Morris, English born textile designer although I doubt he had anything to do with Morris dancing.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Morris

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I saw a Morris automobile once long ago. Much obliged for the input. I had seen an opinion that Morris dancing might have been originally 'moorish' dancing. Then when I saw the textile designs I wondered if the Islamic prohibition of representational art was afoot in that.

 

So, that's why GBS gave his company a promo in his play -- a brother Fabian or something.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...