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Thread #120470 Message #3067755
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
05-Jan-11 - 10:47 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Old Brown's Daughter (from Peter Bellamy)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Old Brown's Daughter (from Peter Bellamy)
Here's the URL for a fine rendition of this song on YouTube by a group called Great Big Sea:
Speaking as the only female on this thread, I would like to note that the singer fancies himself in love with old Brown's daughter. It would probably help his suit if he learned her name. Next he could try a little conversation.
In the song posted above, he refers to seven male figures - himself, Brown, a mayor, marquis, earl, lord and MP. In the YouTube version, they sing a line about toys for little boys. That's eight males on the guy's mind. This song isn't about love, it's about male competition.
Don't get me wrong, it's still a cute song. Just don't think we women are so dumb we don't notice this stuff.