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Thread #95795   Message #3954416
Posted By: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
03-Oct-18 - 12:15 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/Origin Req: Bay Rum Blues
Subject: RE: Lyr/Origin Req: Bay Rum Blues
*railer's chain
I'm hearing “railing chain” (or railin') which is the expression I remember from practical usage:
Ashley & Foster Bay Rum Blues (1933)

A hitching rail made of chain. Clothes rail is the same usage. A “rail line” or “rail string” is what makes for a “string of horses.” Just no retrievable sources for any of it. Darn!

I did manage to locate a sledge gang video in the hunt (freemen, so no railing chain though.) Post it later.