Mudcat Café message #1432768 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #6969   Message #1432768
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
11-Mar-05 - 10:09 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier
"Frock" and "ruck" are almost certainly mistakes for "rock", an extremely common and well-known term when this song was younger.

The link above to the relevant discussion is interesting and informative. At the time, I knew next to nothing of spinning terminology, and learned some useful things from people who knew what was what. No real point in going over the same ground again in this old thread, seemingly revived at random out of many others.