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Thread #115504   Message #4150978
Posted By: The Sandman
25-Aug-22 - 07:47 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Loving Hannah - Bawley Boat?
Subject: RE: Origins: Loving Hannah - Bawley Boat?
joe in loving hannah
I wish I were in London
Or some other seaport town,
I'd set my foot on a bally boat
And I'd sail them seas all around.
I'd sail them seas all around,
I'd sail them seas all around,
I'd set my foot on a bally boat
And I'd sail them seas all around

ballyboat, surely this is bawley, which was a kind of boat
bawleys were built by aldous of brightlingsea

i am yet find any trace of bally in kentucky dialect.

however bally in American English
('bæli) adjective or adverb. Brit slang. damned (euphemism for bloody)

bally in irish means
Bally is an extremely common prefix to town names in Ireland, and is derived from the Gaelic phrase 'Baile na', meaning 'place of'
sorry Reinhard that does not make sense.
bpnny is more likely