[Nz-folk] Request for assistance
pgarland at xtra.co.nz
Wed Apr 11 22:48:28 NZST 2012
The words sound like "a gold stopped" or "an old soft sack" but they just don't make sense!
I just can't make them out at all..... You'd think that listening to 3 versions would turn up something!
Keep 'em coming!
From: "john.archer at xtra.co.nz" <john.archer at xtra.co.nz>
To: Folk List <nz-folk at kiwifolk.com>
Sent: Wednesday, 11 April 2012 9:53 PM
Subject: Re: [Nz-folk] Request for assistance
On 11/04/2012, at 9:38 PM, Mike Moroney wrote:
> If we're just guessing, try 'sugar'
Sugar sacks were made of hessian that soaked up the rain, useless for mail. And "old sugar sack" does not fit the iambic rhythm of the song.
If Phyl wants the original word, we will have to listen to that John Hore LP. Tim Campbell was the only one I knew with that record. I just suggested "old grey canvas sack" if Phyl just wants a fill-in phrase that sings smoothly.
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