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Thread #104387   Message #2138175
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
01-Sep-07 - 12:58 AM
Thread Name: the gay and the grinding
Subject: RE: the gay and the grinding
It's true that a meandering river is an unlikely place for a mill. However, the version I know has

She's floated nigh and she's floated yon
Hey the gay and grinding
Till she's come to the miller's pond,
by the bonnie, bonnie bows of London.

The poet was clearly not hep to geomorphology.