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Thread #20378 Message #3787672
Posted By: GUEST,David Holden
28-Apr-16 - 04:41 PM
Thread Name: Tarry wool (what is it?)
Subject: RE: Tarry wool (what is it?)
Tar would be put on cuts after the wool was cast, so it would'nt get on the wool that way. Herdwicks common in the Lake Distict, have very oily wool which is difficult to work with unless cleaned well, which is possibly where the song is from.