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Thread #10226   Message #2668059
Posted By: autoharper
30-Jun-09 - 12:03 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Log Driver's Waltz (Wade Hemsworth)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Log Driver's Waltz (Wade Hemswort
The word is "birl" or "birling." It is an old Scottish word that dates from the early 18th century. Webster's defines it as "to rotate by treading," which so perfectly describes the Log Driver's "dance."