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Thread #34525   Message #1909716
Posted By: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)
14-Dec-06 - 05:03 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Pretty Little Pink
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pretty Little Pink
Getting back to the subject- the song- I'd just add the Ritchie version to Michael Morris's comparisons of the "never could do without you" verse:

My pretty little pink, I once did think
I never could do without you-
Since I've lost all hopes of you
I care very little about you.

Which adds a "nose in the air" meaning, which always caused a smile amongst the menfolks.

AND: Of course the pink is a flower- at home our reference was the mountain pink,or starflower, left on high places by "the glacier," the old folks told us, very rare and lovely, blooms throughout springtime. Also, it rhymes with, "think!"