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Thread #51816   Message #1067786
Posted By: trayton
08-Dec-03 - 10:36 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Redwing - East Anglian Song and Tune
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Redwing - East Anglian Song and Tune
hi,
i thought the line was:

"And his old fustian coat is needing mending"

fustian from the OED = a napped fabric of a mixture of linen and cotton or wool.