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Thread #107605   Message #2232509
Posted By: Joybell
09-Jan-08 - 05:59 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Dingle Regatta: Why 'Hey ho' etc?
Subject: RE: Folklore: Dingle Regatta: Why 'Hey ho' etc?
I studied "Billy Barlow" for years. There are hundreds of him -- but that's another story. His tag line on his songs - from the early part of the 19th century was "Hey Ho Raggety-o". I spent a great deal of time looking at these lines. (Among many hundreds of other deatails about Billy). I found "Hey Ho" at least as far back as Elizabethan times. I wearied of the idea and I can't remember where I've filed the research off-hand. Just by the way "Hey Ho" is still used as a rally cry as in -- "Hey ho we won't go" or similar.
Cheers, Joy