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Thread #44796   Message #665424
Posted By: The Walrus
08-Mar-02 - 06:36 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Spanish Lady
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Spanish Lady-Triona's recent album

"...I can't remember what "puddle swaddy" actually means - but suspect it may be "Poddle" which is a small river in Dublin...." I must admit that when I saw this line my mind made the link with Dorset (It was an old Post Office sorters' "aide memoire" the "All the Piddles and Puddles go to Dorset") and, of course "swaddy/swaddie" is an old term to describe a soldier (later this became "squaddy").

I don't know what wavelength I'm working on, (but it must be an odd one) because when I saw the thread title "The Spanish Lady" I immediately thought of the "Spanish" Influenza pandemic of 1918/19 (also nicknamed "The Spanish Lady")

I reall must get more sleep.