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Thread #7324   Message #4185029
Posted By: GUEST,Jon Bartlett
01-Nov-23 - 10:21 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Great American Bum
Subject: RE: Origins: Great American Bum
I'm writing a longish paper on Haywire Mac and pulling together all the bits of info I can find. I've got the Folkways recording and the British Archive of Country Songs CD etc., but I'd like to know what this line is all about:

... and packed the elusive prune

I suspect it's a slang term and nothing to do with actual prunes. Any ideas out there?

Jon Bartlett