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Help: Meaning of the term 'Jody Boy'? (Geordie)

Tom D. 04 Mar 01 - 12:35 AM
GUEST,Dita (at work) 04 Mar 01 - 04:34 AM
Greyeyes 04 Mar 01 - 06:10 AM
Jeri 04 Mar 01 - 08:06 AM
Grab 04 Mar 01 - 08:22 AM
Tom D. 04 Mar 01 - 11:52 AM
GUEST,Martha 04 Apr 08 - 09:19 AM
GUEST,CadenceMasters.com 17 Jan 09 - 08:15 AM
Barry Finn 17 Jan 09 - 11:38 PM
GUEST 29 Jan 09 - 06:50 PM
GUEST,Vet 21 Nov 09 - 01:30 AM
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Subject: Meaning of the term 'Jody Boy'?
From: Tom D.
Date: 04 Mar 01 - 12:35 AM

In the first verse of the really fine tune "Sailing to Philadelphia" (sung by Mark Knopfler and James Taylor on Mr. Knopfler's equally fine CD of the same name), Jeremiah Dixon (of Mason/Dixon fame) describes himself as a "Jody Boy." I came up empty on a quick check for the word in the dictionaries available to me. In hopes that the term is not a religious or ethnic slur of some sort, could anyone enlighten me as to its origin, derivation and/or meaning? The only other usage of the word "Jody" that I recall is, I believe, the Bruce Dern character's apparently perjorative use of it to decscribe the anti-war Jon Voight character in the film "Coming Home."

Thanks,

Tom D.


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Subject: RE: Help: Meaning of the term 'Jody Boy'?
From: GUEST,Dita (at work)
Date: 04 Mar 01 - 04:34 AM

I'll have to listen to it again, but I think what I heard was "Geordie Boy". A Geordie is the affectionate name foe a native of Newcastle, North East England, and the people of Newcastle proudly refer to themselves as Geordies.
love, john.


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Subject: RE: Help: Meaning of the term 'Jody Boy'?
From: Greyeyes
Date: 04 Mar 01 - 06:10 AM

Yes, it's "Geordie boy".


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Subject: RE: Help: Meaning of the term 'Jody Boy'?
From: Jeri
Date: 04 Mar 01 - 08:06 AM

He's already been identified as a "Geordie," but a Jody is the guy who's back home, messing around with your girl and living an easy life, while you're off fighting a war. Jody features heavily in many US military cadence calls.

See this cadence call. I remember in the 70's, there was a verse about Jody smoking all your dope, too.


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Subject: RE: Help: Meaning of the term 'Jody Boy'?
From: Grab
Date: 04 Mar 01 - 08:22 AM

Tom, the inlay sheet says it's "Geordie". One good reason for buying the album - you get the lyrics written down for you. :-)

Grab.


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Subject: RE: Help: Meaning of the term 'Jody Boy'?
From: Tom D.
Date: 04 Mar 01 - 11:52 AM

OOPS! My Bad, as they say. My sister sent me a tape with the tune on it, and I mis-heard.

Thanks,

Tom D.


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Subject: RE: Help: Meaning of the term 'Jody Boy'?
From: GUEST,Martha
Date: 04 Apr 08 - 09:19 AM

I was given the CD also and wondeing the same thing. Thanks! I've heard the term "Jody Boy" and the post that describes it as the term of a slacker rings a small bell. I couldn't imagine Mark referring to himself in that light though which prompted this search. So it's very interesting to know what he is really saing and what the term "Geordie Boy" means. Now that I can relate to Mark sining about! Thanks All!


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Subject: RE: Help: Meaning of the term 'Jody Boy'?
From: GUEST,CadenceMasters.com
Date: 17 Jan 09 - 08:15 AM

Jody boy is a veteran that yells out cadences. Or, Jody boy is a man that sleeps with a veterans woman while the veteran is away on military duties.

www.cadencemasters.com


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Subject: RE: Help: Meaning of the term 'Jody Boy'?
From: Barry Finn
Date: 17 Jan 09 - 11:38 PM

Prison worksong
Jody

Ain't no use in writting home
Ya,ya, Ya,ya
Jody got your girl an' gone
Ya,ya Ya,ya

Ain't no use in feeling blue
Ya,ya, Ya,ya
Jody got your sister too
Ya,ya, Ya,ya

Barry


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Subject: RE: Help: Meaning of the term 'Jody Boy'?
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Jan 09 - 06:50 PM

in the Millitary they talk about Jody's and Suzies. A Jody is either a femael boyfriend or a wimpy male. there is a cadence called , 'Hey their Jody Boy!' its awesome


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Subject: RE: Help: Meaning of the term 'Jody Boy'? (Geordie)
From: GUEST,Vet
Date: 21 Nov 09 - 01:30 AM

In the military the general term Jody refers to the name of the "guy" your girlfriend is cheating on you with... while you are serving in the military away from her....


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Subject: RE: Help: Meaning of the term 'Jody Boy'? (Geordie)
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Jun 14 - 10:41 PM

These posts have been very helpful. Thank you! It's a homework question that I neede to find.


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Subject: RE: Help: Meaning of the term 'Jody Boy'? (Geordie)
From: Lighter
Date: 27 Jun 14 - 01:02 PM

> One good reason for buying the album - you get the lyrics written down for you.

Often incorrectly.


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Subject: RE: Help: Meaning of the term 'Jody Boy'? (Geordie)
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Jun 14 - 02:31 PM

at least we've been spared endless messages about what is the correct definition of a Geordie- no it's NOT a native of Newcastle upon Tyne- far more complicated than that- in my experience, about as rewarding as defining 'folk' music!!!!


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