The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #182   Message #1610648
Posted By: GeoffLawes
21-Nov-05 - 07:20 PM
Thread Name: Origins: When First I Went to Caledonia
Subject: RE: Origins: When First I Came to Caledonia
If you read "starving" as an adjective rather than as a verb then it could be "me and my brother Charlie" who are the (metaphorical) starving slaves -not a great line but possibly having some sense in a colloquial way of speaking.