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Thread #46593   Message #3404122
Posted By: GUEST,Malcolm Speake
13-Sep-12 - 04:37 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Billy Riley (chantey)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Billy Riley (chantey)
I think the line 'Oh Missy Riley, screw her up so cheer'ly' could be a double entendre. The men were packing the cargo below deck and thinking about what they would like to do with pretty Missy Riley. Compared to Stan Hugill this is very clean.