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Thread #75102   Message #1320693
Posted By: Dave Sutherland
08-Nov-04 - 04:37 PM
Thread Name: Wee pen knife
Subject: RE: Wee pen knife
In one version of "Minnorrie"(Twa Sisters) one of the opening verses says
"He courted the eldest with his pen knife,
Minnorrie-o Minnorrie,
But he lo'ed the youngest aboon his life,
By the bonny dam sides of Minnorrie"

presumably it means he was prepared to defend her, but agin Mrrzy it is not the murder weapon.