The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #40625   Message #1897022
Posted By: Bill D
30-Nov-06 - 07:46 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Unfortunate Miss Bailey
Subject: RE: Unfortunate Miss Bailey
The only significant difference in the verse Abby posted and the one my friend gave me is that it was roughly adjusted for inflation...I sing "5 pound note". I also sing "got your only breeches" rather than "taen"...but maybe my memory is fuzzy.

I suspect my friend did get in in the L of C....

in the other verse, I sing "avaunt, Miss Bailey, then he cried, you can't affright me, really"....but I have heard "white & mealy"

Oh, and in the 1st verse, I staunchly cling to "drinking ratafia" rather than "turpentine" or some other strange, silly liquid.

*shrug*...good old song, no matter the details.