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Thread #80440 Message #1665236
Posted By: Charley Noble
09-Feb-06 - 10:44 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Jerry Go and Oil That Car
Subject: RE: Origins: Jerry Go and Oil That Car
I'm sure it was on a recording and I'll have to check what's stashed at my Mother's house, those old 78's. The song was definitely delivered with a strong Irish accent, and with a great deal of relish. Maybe it was one of those 10" Broadside records.
It's true that "tar" could refer to a sailor but I'm still unconvinced.