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Thread #55345   Message #4114928
Posted By: GUEST,Charlie Ipcar
31-Jul-21 - 10:34 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Spanish Lady
Subject: RE: Origins: Spanish Lady

I've transcribed the song from a hand-written letter but it's clear that "railroad racks" is "rack" rather than "hacks." the "rs" are quite consistent. Of course the correspondent may have misheard the word or even mis-remembered it by 1922.

"Bush" may just be a reference to the wilds of Maine, once one strays out of the streets of old Portland.