What 'they' say about Morris dancing!
"The Morris Dance is common to all inhabited world in the multiverse. The imperative is felt by deep-sea beings who have never seen the sun and urban humans whose only connection with the cycles of nature is that their Volvo once ran over a sheet." Terry Pratchett.
"......They also had Morrishe dancers and other disordered and unseemly sports...." Circa 1598
"We must have respect for the past, the present and the future. We have a responsibility to pass the Morris on to future generations in as good a shape as we can." Roy Dommett
'The folk tradition has been, and should remain, basically an oral transmission of knowledge, be it song, music or dance. It is through imperfect recollection, or the irresistible urge to 'improve' that evolution and growth continues" Peter Simpson, 1988