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Thread #65566 Message #1950154
Posted By: Joe Offer
28-Jan-07 - 02:30 AM
Thread Name: two verses in Dowie Dens O Yarrow (Janet Russell)
Subject: RE: two verses in Dowie Dens O Yarrow (Janet Russell)
Hi, Roberto. I moved you over to this thread so we'd have the entire discussion of the Janet Russell version in one place.
"Everything I can beg, borrow, or steal" is an idiomatic English phrase. I guess in this context, it means "scrounge," to get something for nothing.
"Wielding a brand" should mean using a sword (for fighting).