The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #11034   Message #80917
Posted By: Sandy Paton
23-May-99 - 01:17 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: One Two Three O'Lairy (Count Basie, 1940)
Subject: RE: Jazz Lyric '1 2 3 O'Lairy' - Count Basie 1940
Thanks for the corrected dope on those clever beggars with their "legs alerie." Now I'll have to go and actually look up the reference! Have you found the word used in any other context? Time for the OED and Chambers, if not my trusty old Century.