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Thread #107605   Message #2233668
Posted By: GUEST,PMB
11-Jan-08 - 03:25 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Dingle Regatta: Why 'Hey ho' etc?
Subject: RE: Folklore: Dingle Regatta: Why 'Hey ho' etc?
it is to represent the boats bobbing up and down on the regatta- Don't forget the Irish are mostly Catholic, and bobbing up and down for no apparent reason is just ordinary. We (me and my sibs) got caught out at my mother's funeral. She being a Catholic, we'd given her a Requiem Mass. It was years since I'd been (and only once- another funeral- since), so I thought I'd just do what everyone else did. But family go in the front row... eventually the priest took pity on us and started saying things like "We kneel for the next prayer".