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Thread #65879 Message #1090194
Posted By: Joe Offer
10-Jan-04 - 07:37 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The cat is in the snow - German/English
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The cat is in the snow - German/English
Gee, it took us only ten messages to finally get an English version of this song, which is what was requested in the first place. Occasionally, I see requestors (not Animaterra, or course) get peeved with our roundabout way of coming up with information, but I think it's one of the wonders of Mudcat. We didn't just provide the requested lyrics - we did a thorough exploration of the song.
My Webster's New World dictionary says the origin of "jiminy" is unclear. It could be derived from "Gemini" (so it would be swearing by Gemini), or Jesu Domine (Jesus Lord) - the latter is the one I'm familiar with.