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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


Guys... look at the name of the Guest OP... This is a chanty / African-American vernacular song question, most likely. As in, "Johnny come down to hilo... wake that gal with the blue dress on."

etc.
https://books.google.com/books?id=Ys3T_6clobAC&pg=PA231&dq=%22Gal+wid+de+blue+dress%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi52aabr9bYAhVY1mMKHccXDvAQuwUIRjAG#v=onepage&q=%22Gal%20wid%20de%20blue%20dress%22&f=false

No need to go all mudcat batty and interpret the worldwide significance of blue dresses or girls wearing different stuff in songs... It's a specific turn of phrase from a specific repertory.

Or so say I! :-)


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