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Thread #11353 Message #84007
Posted By: Dave Swan
04-Jun-99 - 02:27 PM
Thread Name: I give up. What's a HOGEYE?
Subject: RE: I give up. What's a HOGEYE?
According to a friend of mine who sings this song, there was a kind of sailboat, sloop rigged I think, which plied the waters of San Francisco Bay, called a hog's-eye. Apparently the men who sailed them were represented in song as dashing charmers. We know a variant which repeats "She loves the hog's-eye man" . That's the way I heard it.