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 The Horse's Bransle

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PostSubject: The Horse's Bransle   March 27th 2010, 12:25 pm





The Horse’s Bransle

A medieval dance, in two facing lines, where ladies paw the ground in imitation of a horse while the men in turn, trot, horse like from one end of the dancers to the other, thus changing partners in rotation. To meet their desired partner requires considerable time and much trotting, and then alas the meeting is all too brief.



My lady doth paw in most seductive manner
And you Sir trot exquisitely
Were I a stallion madam t’ would be to your stable
That I would trot nightly.

(Off down the hall he trots reluctantly,
only returning some time later after
partnering some most undesirable nags)


Why Sir, you appear broken winded
Indeed my lady this trotting aches the withers
But my Lady the sight of your pawing ankle
Doth promote my equine shivers!

(Off again he trots casting backward glances
at the blushing lady)


Sir t’would seem you need a blanket
To soak up the sweats that doth ensue
Madam my perspiration is but a measure
Of my ardour, my desire for you.
Were I in your stable my lady
I would lift your tail a time or two!

(Before the lady can reply he is forced once
More to trotting, although t’is now more akin to
a lame old carthorse)



Sir you seem in some distress
Me thinks even to lift my tail would take your breath
Besides would you have my husband for a cuckold?
Thou best retire before your death.


Dr Fogg




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PostSubject: Re: The Horse's Bransle   March 27th 2010, 9:55 pm

ooh my friend, you really crack me up sometimes.. I worry perhaps your mum-in-law may be pecking at your head at night while you are trying to sleep..

if this were a real midevil dance, I'm sure you danced it in one of your former lifetimes.. talk about needing to sew your oats.. anyway, perhaps I better rein in any more comments and leave you with this..

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PostSubject: Re: The Horse's Bransle   March 28th 2010, 5:16 am

Sir! The Horses bransle was indeed a real dance! no more ridiculous then as the moonwalk, break dancing (my particular speciality), or the macerana is now.


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PostSubject: Re: The Horse's Bransle   March 28th 2010, 11:04 am

And over there, do you pronounce it "brawl"? This is too funny. But very medieval.
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PostSubject: Re: The Horse's Bransle   March 28th 2010, 11:42 am

Baseball Poetess wrote:
And over there, do you pronounce it "brawl"? This is too funny. But very medieval.

Well it is so obscure that i have never heard anyone pronounce it anyway, but I did during my intensive research read that it is also called the horses brawl, so its brownie points for knowing that Annie, I am impressed.





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PostSubject: Re: The Horse's Bransle   March 29th 2010, 1:28 pm

Oh my... You had me in stitches! What a hoot
Foggy!!! What a hoot!!
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PostSubject: Re: The Horse's Bransle   March 29th 2010, 1:50 pm

Exalt. THis made me smile and that was some achievement today. Brilliant Foggy xx


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