This afternoon the guy on the Classical Music Station said "Carols are dance music."
I never knew that! But, look:
"The word carol is derived from the Old French word carole, a circle dance accompanied by singers (in turn derived from the Latin choraula). Carols were very popular as dance songs from the 1150s to the 1350s, after which their use expanded as processional songs sung during festivals, while others were written to accompany religious Mystery-plays (such as the "Coventry Carol," written before 1534)."
--William J. Phillips, Carols: Their Origin, Music, and Connection with Mystery-Plays (Routledge, 1921, Read Books, 2008) p.24
Didn't know you were gonna pick up some esoteric knowledge just looking for cute li' cartoon butts, didja?
I bet this Carol will be doing a little dance herself:
Thanks! Glad it gave ya a smile!Delete
Wow! I learned something new today. Thanks for the history lesson. I must check out that book.ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas, Dave.
My pleasure, Hermione! Those tidbits might actually be useful, especially on "Jeopardy," but I have a treasure trove of trifling trivia I love trotting out, too!Delete
Happiest of Christmases and Hugs to you as well!
And I always love the extra history tidbits! Keep‘em coming, so long as we get to see one of your so-well drawn toons! Even the re-runs. I love imagining myself and/or my husband as mischievous as your toon folk are; my cheeks warm up just thinking about him warming my other- ahem- cheeks. ☺️Delete
That's always my hope, Honeygirl! Glad you don't mind the reruns; I have fixed up some old 'toons, and sometimes I even replace lame dialogue with allegedly better! :-D Anyway, thank you very much, and all my best to you and your spouse, and may you enjoy all kinds of warmth!!Delete
I love that I learned something today in addition to enjoying a lovely cartoon! Merry Christmas to you and yours!ReplyDelete
WolfieToons can indeed be Fun And Educational, Fondles, and Inspirational, too! You may recall cartoons dealing with "pygophiles," and exploring the delights of "callipygous" beauties! I hope you and yours have a splendid time, too, thanks!!Delete