The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #11353   Message #84491
Posted By: Matthew B.
06-Jun-99 - 08:43 PM
Thread Name: I give up. What's a HOGEYE?
Subject: RE: I give up. What's a HOGEYE?
Margarita , I'm well aware of the yellow hair, and all of its erotic imagery in this context, but I'm still not sure if there's an interracial connotation there.

And as for "railroad nigger" I was surprised to learn that "railroad navvy" was the original term in the song, and "nigger" was only pasted in there later on, to suit the racist tastes of those singing it -- who may have added the other aspect of the reference, namely the interracial thing.

So I'm still unconvinced.

But you're certainly right about one thing: I usually get it in the, um, end.