The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #53303   Message #820428
Posted By: Bob Bolton
06-Nov-02 - 09:34 PM
Thread Name: DTStudy: Hot Ash-Pelt (Hot Asphalt)
Subject: RE: DTStudy: Hot Ash-Pelt (Hot Asphalt)
G'day Joe,

In respect of GUEST's complaint and GUEST,Q's comment,it ought to be kept in mind that the word is deliberately misspelt and mis-pronounced. I remarked, in the revival of an old thread on Mick McGuire, that Mick McGuire seemed to be a domestic Irish song but Hot Asphalt is typical of the English Music Hall songs that painted then Irish as a bunch of homocidal thugs.

It would be well in the Music Hall character to deliberately make the key word as mangled and "illiterate" as possible.


Bob Bolton