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Gibb Sahib Folklore: meaning of 'gal with the blue dress on', (15) RE: Folklore: meaning of 'gal with the blue dress on', 13 Jan 18

it means gal wearing a blue dress who, we can assume, is not unattractive.

This is likely a line that you'd find reused (or added in improvisational fashion) in numerous songs of an African-American sort, including vernacular play- and work-songs and minstrel songs.

"Gal" can be substituted with another person, as can the dress be substituted with another clothing.

Yankee sailor with his sea boots on
Bucko mate with a cheesecutter on
Pretty little gal with a josey on
Big bad nigga with a derby on
W.C. Fields with his top hat on

Commonly used to rhyme with a trope such as "Who's been here since I been gone?"

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