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Thread #123229   Message #2713055
Posted By: The Sandman
31-Aug-09 - 01:43 PM
Thread Name: Meaning: I'll dye my petticoat
Subject: RE: Meaning: I'll dye my petticoat
I think it meant that the person was dying from a venereal disease,
but the yellow handkerchief was a way of remembering and reminding people not to lead a dissolute life,more than a warning to keep away,does not the song belong in the same family as The Streets Of Laredo?