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Thread #117836   Message #2541691
Posted By: GUEST,Gerry
17-Jan-09 - 05:27 PM
Thread Name: Origins/Info: Tail Toddle
Subject: RE: Tail Toddle
Many thanks - I'm beginning to understand. I was taking "Tammy" at face value, as a woman's name, but now I gather that it gets translated to "Tommy." Lyrics make more sense to me, now that I've got the genders sorted out!

So, in case I've made any other faulty assumptions: Jessie Lack (or Jenny Jack) and Helen Wallace are female. Gi'ed and gae mean "gave," is that right? And what's a coal-riddle?