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Thread #54643   Message #270774
Posted By: Naemanson
02-Aug-00 - 11:26 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Bonnie Hieland Laddy / Highland Laddie
Subject: Bonnie Hieland Laddie
Technically this is a request for meaning, not of life, but of a term a friend has found in one of the many lyrics to this song. She and I are working on this song to do as a bragging song, two sailors trying to out brag each other, and one of the verses she has found is:

Was you ever in Bombay,
Bonnie Laddie, Hieland Laddie,
Drinkin' coffee on BOHAY,
Bonnie Hieland Laddie,

What is BOHAY? I know I've not spelled it right but I don't think she has seen it written down, she stole it off a recording somewhere. It is pronounced with a long O.

Thanks gang,