The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #51382   Message #2855706
Posted By: wysiwyg
04-Mar-10 - 06:55 AM
Thread Name: ADD: When the Children Come Home (Henry Lawson)
Subject: RE: ADD: When the Children Come Home (Henry Lawson)
I did finally find an Irish vocab site that lists it as "behind" or "Over there." I suspect it's an Aussie development from the Irish stock that came over, and took on further connotations from there. In the context of the song as well as other phrases that Googled up, it seemed to have fairly loose connotations... one o fhtose words that evokes rather than defines?

I asked about Mudgee because we live next to a Mudge Road. Roads here are named for the families who first/longest live on them. I wondered if the original Mudges here knew they might have cousins so far away, or if the name had any other significance than a place name.

Both words-- idle curiosities of the sort that sometimes connect up in my head and in my wanderings.