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Thread #35897 Message #494083
Posted By: GUEST,UB Dan
28-Jun-01 - 01:19 PM
Thread Name: Origin: (I'm) A Man You Don't Meet Every Day
Subject: RE: Help: (I'm a) A Man You Don't Meet Every Day
Well kendall, I can't make it "make sense" for you [here's the water, horse]. Why does it make more sense that the guy says he went out hunting? Here he is in a bar with a bunch of people, he brags about his wealth, his land, and his minions, he offers to by everyone a drink and then explains "I went hunting"?
It is also not a mis-hearing on the part of DavidG...the words are written in the jacket of the Pogues album...The Pogues might have misheard it, but what resulted was a haunting song delivered by Old Yeller's owner while drowning his sorrows in a bar...and buying a round for the other customers.
Liam's brother's song makes lots of sense, but even the song you are talking about only resembles it a little bit...it avoids the topic of dogs altogether.