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Thread #9065   Message #1312953
Posted By: Azizi
01-Nov-04 - 07:58 AM
Thread Name: Lyr ADD: Ging Gang Goolie (Robert Baden-Powell ??)
Subject: RE: ging gang gooly
Fee, I appreciate your info re: gooly/goolie and the Girl Brown Owl/Girl Guides group.

Thanks goodness, boys in the United States NEVER would behave like that!


With regard to the last line I gave of "Oh, you'll never get to heaven", I believe that it's more likely that the line Q gives is the "correct" ending line, and the one I gave is an example of folk etymology.

I could never understand what "Aint gonna meet my Lord no more" meant. But it makes sense to say, "I ain't gonna grieve, my Lord, no more". Maybe because it's written down, I can see that "my Lord" is an exclamation inserted in the middle of the sentence.

I bet I'm the only one who was confused about this...

"You'll never get to heaven" sounds to me like this comes from an African American spiritual. If you agree, does anyone have any ideas about which one?