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Thread #51816   Message #791346
Posted By: Snuffy
25-Sep-02 - 07:20 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Redwing - East Anglian Song and Tune
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Redwing - East Anglian Song and Tune
O, the moon shines bright on Charlie Chaplin,
His boots are cracking
For want of blacking,
And his old fusty coat is needing mending
Before we send him
To the Dardanelles.

My dad (b 1922) used to sing this. He said he learnt it when he was a boy. Is "fusty" a corruption of fustian?