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Thread #29130   Message #3482147
Posted By: Rumncoke
21-Feb-13 - 03:42 PM
Thread Name: Origins: How many versions of Geordie
Subject: RE: How many versions of Geordie
I sing a version which I believe comes from the Oxford book of Ballads and is quite like the Scottish ones.

The line I use is 'there'd been bluidy bouick on the green had I tint my laddie' - that is blood stained corpses - but it is not something I sing often as most people get about 50 percent of the words and very little of the meaning.

The lady sallowed like a lily - not wallow't, her mesnie (household) went with her - but it varies in only small ways.

I think that dollars were Spanish coins, of gold.