The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #63103 Message #1022635
Posted By: Jeri
21-Sep-03 - 04:40 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Fire Maringo / Fire Marengo
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fire Maringo
Charley, I guess I'm just practicing to be a curmudgeon. (Some might say I don't need any more practice. Fie!) I think the dialect discussions in the past have probably covered just about everything. I really wonder how dialect (dropped h's, 'gets', etc) got in there - unless it's your interpretation of Forebitter trying to immitate Peter Bellamy's singing.
I can GUESS the line about 'Shift that bale and screw it down' came from 'Screw the cotton, screw him down'. 6 or 7 audience members per performance "Who's that Cotton guy, and why does everybody want to screw him. You sure have a lot of nerve to sing that!"