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Thread #20634   Message #420370
Posted By: Giac@Brian's
18-Mar-01 - 09:06 AM
Thread Name: Who/what is the Great Speckled Bird?
Subject: RE: Who/what is THE GREAT SPECKLED BIRD?
GUEST, Gene:

Although noted with There's A Grand Ole Opry Show Playing Somewhere that the tune is I'm Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes, the lyrics read more like There's A Star Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere.

Although somewhat similar, the tunes, as I know them anyhow ~;o), are different.

Mark:

I, too, always heard the word as "standard," meaning flag, and lowering her standard, would mean bringing down her flag in defeat.

It seems that churches are often referred to in the feminine, as are ships, thus "her" standard?

- Mary