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Thread #101028   Message #3444874
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
30-Nov-12 - 12:48 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Sheep Crook and Black Dog (Ewan MacColl)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sheep Crook and Black Dog (Ewan MacColl)
"The Unkind Shepherdess" Huh? Nothing in the song indicates that she is a shepherdess. Nothing indicates that she has been leading him on or has promised him anything. She's just a young woman who wants more time to think and to grow before she marries.

What's wrong with that?

FYI - I too like the idea of the swain giving away his parakeet rather than his wallet.