The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #39591   Message #3087058
Posted By: MGM·Lion
02-Feb-11 - 05:10 AM
Thread Name: Background Info: Chicken on a Raft^^^
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Chicken on a Raft (answered)^^^
Slang & colloquial terms like this are just as much a kind of folklore as the songs we write of; and so will exist in as many variations. No doubt on subs in which Cyril served it meant a fried egg on toast. In others it will have meant a poached egg, or dried egg, or fried bread, or any combo of these. No more point our arguing about here about what it 'meant' than in our trying to establish a 'correct' version of Barbara [or Barbra or Barbary or Barbry] Allen.