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Thread #54922   Message #852167
Posted By: Charley Noble
22-Dec-02 - 10:06 AM
Thread Name: Origins: 'Dony' / Doney
Subject: RE: Origin of 'Dony'
I've also wondered about that term since I first encountered it in a recording by Ian and Sylvia:

Wind and rain, sleet and snow,
Me and me doney is bound to go...

Always assumed that "doney" was his horse, and I suppose that's still possible given the lack of other "little darling" alternatives.

Charley Noble