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Thread #110906   Message #2333986
Posted By: Little Robyn
06-May-08 - 08:46 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: The Man with a Microphone (Sydney Carter)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Man with the Microphone.
In other songs it's a rock that she sells:

I'll sell my rock, I'll sell my reel
I'll sell my flax and spinning wheel
To buy my love a sword of steel
Johnny has gone for a soldier

I guess the reel is what she would put the spun flax onto but I can't imagine what the rock (or rack) would do.