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Thread #43706 Message #3972037
Posted By: Lighter
18-Jan-19 - 01:37 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: Brian O'Lynn & Tam o' the Linn
Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Brian O'Lynn & Tam o' the Linn
Thanks. Steve. The precise words may be local, but the concept (that the makeshift breeches/ trousers/ pants are highly uncomfortable and that Brian is outspoken enough to say so coarsely) is widespread.
Another version has "It'll tickle my bottom," and Brand's bawdier "Tom Bolynn" rewrite has "It tickles my balls."
Such lines must be very old (or often reinvented) because the humor in the original ("They're pleasant and cool") is largely ironic.
Of *course* the woolly side in would be uncomfortable, and if Brian can be made to say so in a humorously crude way, so much the better.