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Thread #95795   Message #1867033
Posted By: Scrump
24-Oct-06 - 04:51 AM
Thread Name: Lyr/Origin Req: Bay Rum Blues
Subject: RE: LRY/ORIGIN: Bay Rum Blues
AFAIK it's a chain used to join prisoners together or to something else (e.g. a heavy ball or rock) to stop them running away when working on the railroad. Y'know, some of them would too, given half a chance.