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Thread #10506   Message #2195760
Posted By: peregrina
17-Nov-07 - 02:37 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: If I Had a Ribbon Bow
Subject: RE: Req/ADD: If I Had a Ribbon Bow
I'm still wondering if anyone who knows more about the language of Niles can comment on my tentative suggestion (5 posts back) about the word 'lawin'.

Could it mean 'lovin' rather than lawyering. (Possibility came to me after listening to a CD fo Scots ballads and hearing the word 'loue' for 'love'). Though lawin/lawyering works, I think 'lovin' also fits the gist of the song.

And 'city bring and fair with smart'? City born? But the rest?