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Thread #78750   Message #1420042
Posted By: Uncle_DaveO
24-Feb-05 - 05:38 PM
Thread Name: Acceptable adjectives in folk songs
Subject: RE: Acceptable adjectives in folk songs
to add to options for some of Willa's list:

penknife - little,    keen and sharp
letters -    braid, loving, hand-writ
maid, maiden - fair and also "pretty, fair" false, dear, lovesick,         
    swooning, sweet
mother - dear, old, sick, broken-hearted
sailor - brave
ship - doomed, storm-driven, wrecked, sunken

And some others:
cannon: loud, deadly, thundrous
lies: false-hearted, cold, wicked, ill-thought
truth: blessed, sweet
promises: loving, false, false-hearted, empty,
Wind, winds: relentless, cold, cutting, sharp, Arctic, wintry, Boreal,
Captain, skipper: cruel, brave, "skeely", skillful, brave,

Dave Oesterreich