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Thread #104387   Message #2137135
Posted By: Roberto
30-Aug-07 - 05:46 PM
Thread Name: the gay and the grinding
Subject: RE: the gay and the grinding
One example:

Two Sisters
Pete & Chris Coe, Out of Season, Out of Rhyme, Trailer LER 2098, 1976

Oh there were two sisters lived in a bower
The younger one was the fairer flow'r
Hey with the gay and the grinding O
The bonny bows of London Town

And another:

The Bows of London
Martin Carthy, on Child:Carthy, The Carthy Chronicles (4 CD, Free Reed Revival Masters FRQCD-60), FRCD 64; The Bows of London, recorded 1991

There were two little sisters awalking alone
Hey the gay and the grinding
Two little sisters awalking alone
By the bonny bonny bows of London