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Thread #56449   Message #895148
Posted By: Mad Maudlin
21-Feb-03 - 10:55 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Dogger Bank / Grimsby Fisherman
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Dogger Bank' - help w. some words
Hi Friends,

I finally managed to learn by heart the version called "The Grimsby Fisherman" from the link that nutty gave. Wo-hoo! :)
Since this version talks about the second being "a ripstone pippin", and I liked the sound of these words, I did a search on that expression and found out that "Ripstone Pippin" is an apple tree breed. Guess this fellow is short and round (and probably of a healthy red complexion :) , a kind of dumpling on legs. It certainly makes sense, though...Thought you might like to know.

Kind Regards,