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Thread #7388   Message #44577
Posted By: Barbara
07-Nov-98 - 02:12 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Our Jack's Come Home Today
Subject: RE: Lyr help: Our Jack's Come Home -Aussie song
You're right, it's
To Bantridge(?)he has been
For many the day he has been away...

I wondered it it was maybe 'totted' or 'toted' up, and also if it was 'shook' rather than 'took'

And I suppose the third verse they could be 'at lib' as in 'at liberty.' In these repeated playings, I'm starting to suspect that there is no apostrophe and s on the end of Jack as well. That is to say, the chorus goes: "Our Jack come home today..." What do you think?