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What is a Royal O

threelegsoman 08 Nov 15 - 03:49 AM
MartinRyan 08 Nov 15 - 04:29 AM
GUEST, topsie 08 Nov 15 - 05:32 AM
GUEST,Allan Conn 08 Nov 15 - 06:31 AM
Steve Gardham 08 Nov 15 - 08:50 AM
GUEST, topsie 08 Nov 15 - 09:59 AM
Megan L 08 Nov 15 - 10:21 AM
MartinRyan 08 Nov 15 - 10:36 AM
Steve Gardham 08 Nov 15 - 01:45 PM
Gallus Moll 08 Nov 15 - 01:50 PM
Vic Smith 08 Nov 15 - 02:16 PM
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Subject: What is a Royal O
From: threelegsoman
Date: 08 Nov 15 - 03:49 AM

In the song "Loch Maree Islands" the last line of the chorus mentions ... a fine ten pointer or a royal 'o'
I believe a 'ten pointer' is a stag with ten points on its antlers, but I do not know what a 'royal o' is.
Please could someone enlighten me.


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Subject: RE: What is a Royal O
From: MartinRyan
Date: 08 Nov 15 - 04:29 AM

A "royal stag" has twelve point antlers - may be the connection.

Regards


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Subject: RE: What is a Royal O
From: GUEST, topsie
Date: 08 Nov 15 - 05:32 AM

Maybe "or a royal 'o'" is really "or a royal, oh".


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Subject: RE: What is a Royal O
From: GUEST,Allan Conn
Date: 08 Nov 15 - 06:31 AM

No I think Martin is correct and the lyric is a royal-o. The singer in the song is hoping to bag a stag with ten point antlers or even better one with twelve which is known as a 'royal'. An imperial" has 14 points and a "monarch" 16. Just a quick google on deer stalking terms confirmed that.


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Subject: RE: What is a Royal O
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 08 Nov 15 - 08:50 AM

The Geordies have a song called 'Drucken Bella Royal-o'.

I'll get me coat!


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Subject: RE: What is a Royal O
From: GUEST, topsie
Date: 08 Nov 15 - 09:59 AM

Allan Conn, I think you are agreeing with me - it is just a question of spelling.
We are not talking about something called an "o", which happens to belong to a king, queen, prince or princess. We are talking about something known as "a royal", with the "Oh" or "O" being there to fill up the line of verse, as in "Green Grow the Rushes":

I'll sing you one, oh
Green grow the rushes, oh
What is your one, oh?


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Subject: RE: What is a Royal O
From: Megan L
Date: 08 Nov 15 - 10:21 AM

nah nah yer aw wrang this is a secret Jacobite song sung by supporters of the prince to let others know that he had passed through their area safely.




Mind you if ye believe that ye'll believe onythin :) Its stormy and ahm bored so blame it on the weather


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Subject: RE: What is a Royal O
From: MartinRyan
Date: 08 Nov 15 - 10:36 AM

Actually, it's to do with the takeover of the world by royalist rabbits - Bunny Prince Charlie...

Regards


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Subject: RE: What is a Royal O
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 08 Nov 15 - 01:45 PM

Nay, nay, nay.....Roy Aloe wiz George Aloe's brither and they hed this sweepstake.......or so I heard.


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Subject: RE: What is a Royal O
From: Gallus Moll
Date: 08 Nov 15 - 01:50 PM

--- and here's me thinkin' Topsie (05.32am) wiz suggestin' hunting aristocratic humans as an alternative tae stags! hahaha


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Subject: RE: What is a Royal O
From: Vic Smith
Date: 08 Nov 15 - 02:16 PM

I think that a Royal O may be a pub sign with the last two letters 'ak' missing.


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