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Thread #790   Message #787384
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
19-Sep-02 - 07:46 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Pretty Peg (from The Bothy Band)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pretty Peg
It's not uncommon in England, too, and was certainly current in London long since. It will have come over with Irish labourers and been picked up by their English co-workers. A number of Cockney slang words derive from Gaelic; "gob" being another, of course.