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happy? – Jan 25 (Canoodle / Boleyn)

Abby Sale 25 Jan 06 - 08:06 AM
katlaughing 25 Jan 06 - 03:13 PM
Hrothgar 25 Jan 06 - 05:13 PM
JennieG 25 Jan 06 - 07:05 PM
katlaughing 25 Jan 06 - 07:08 PM
JennieG 26 Jan 06 - 12:06 AM
Abby Sale 26 Jan 06 - 09:11 AM
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Subject: happy? – Jan 25 (Canoodle / Boleyn)
From: Abby Sale
Date: 25 Jan 06 - 08:06 AM


        I'm goin' to marry-arry
        Sweet little Carrie-arrie
        On the fifth, twenty-fifth of Janu-anu-anuary
        Once we canoodle-doodle
        Right fol the doodle-doodle
        On the fifth, the twenty-fifth of January-O.

                "Canoodle-doodle" or "The Twenty-fifth of January"

Likely a Scottish Music Hall song but found in oral circulation in Newfoundland. Sung by Bristol's Hope (Newfoundland)
[Thanx Anita Best of Mudcat Café]

ALSO:
On 1/25/1533 Henry VIII wed Anne Boleyn.

        In the Tower of London, large as life,
        The ghost of Anne Boleyn walks, they declare.
        For Anne Boleyn was once King Henry's wife,
        Until he made the headsman bob her hair.

                "Anne Boleyn," R.L. Weston and Bert Lee (There's a chorus to it, too.)

Copyright © 2005, Abby Sale - all rights reserved
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Subject: RE: happy? – Jan 25 (Canoodle / Boleyn)
From: katlaughing
Date: 25 Jan 06 - 03:13 PM

With her head tucked underneath her arm, she walks the dum-tee-dum (can't remember the rest of the words.) Puir Anne.

Love the word "canoodle!"


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Subject: RE: happy? – Jan 25 (Canoodle / Boleyn)
From: Hrothgar
Date: 25 Jan 06 - 05:13 PM

With her head tucked underneath her arm, she walks the Bloody Tower
With her head tucked underneath her arm, at the midnight hour


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Subject: RE: happy? – Jan 25 (Canoodle / Boleyn)
From: JennieG
Date: 25 Jan 06 - 07:05 PM

Kat,
"Canoodle" was a term used a lot in my childhood! It sounds to me as though it is the same vintage as "spoon" (meaning to pash), and is used in the same context.

Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: happy? – Jan 25 (Canoodle / Boleyn)
From: katlaughing
Date: 25 Jan 06 - 07:08 PM

Thanks, Hrothgar!

Jennie, thanks! I am familiar with it, just haven't heard it in ages. Never have heard "pash," though!


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Subject: RE: happy? – Jan 25 (Canoodle / Boleyn)
From: JennieG
Date: 26 Jan 06 - 12:06 AM

I can still remember the embarassment of being 16 and having my boyfriend saying goodnight to me on the front verandah - and hearing my younger brother making snide remarks about "you two canoodling out there".

Oh, the mortification......!

I don't know whether 'pash' is an Ozzie term or if it comes from further afield. 'Pash rash' is to be avoided at all costs, it smarts. 'Petting' was the term used when I was a teenager, it sounds so coy now doesn't it!

Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: happy? – Jan 25 (Canoodle / Boleyn)
From: Abby Sale
Date: 26 Jan 06 - 09:11 AM

I had to look up the word when Anita posted the song. Never came across it before. We didn't do such things in New York.

Pash isn't short for pashion?

v. Informal ca·noo·dled, ca·noo·dling, ca·noo·dles

v. intr.   To engage in caressing, petting, or lovemaking.

v. tr.    To win over or convince by cajoling or flattering; wheedle: "his matchless ability to charm, bamboozle, or canoodle most of his political associates" (Timothy Garton Ash).

[Akin to English dialectal canoodle, donkey, fool, one who is foolish in love.] ca·noodler n.

The American Heritage ® online


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