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Thread #4344   Message #3617646
Posted By: GUEST,Alan Robson
11-Apr-14 - 01:11 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Swarthfell Rocks
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Swarthfell Rocks
Verse 4, line 3 should surely read "Richard Mounsey cried out "Zounds, you mun couple up your hounds". "Zounds" being an archaic contraction of "God's wounds".
You have in one thread "Oddzounds" and in another "Oh, zounds" both of which seem to me impossible. "Must" should read "mun", which is "must" in the Yorkshire dialect used.