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Thread #11826   Message #2004783
Posted By: Bonnie Shaljean
23-Mar-07 - 06:29 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Ride On (Jimmy MacCarthy)
Subject: RE: Irish Song; 'Ride On'
What's that little sideways-hook thing called that you use to prise muck out of the horse's hooves? Whatever its name is, it certainly looks like a claw. The song line could be referring to both the grooming implement AND the girl's hand - nice bit of symbolism (if there is any such tool).