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Posted By: Sorcha
14-Apr-08 - 10:39 PM
Thread Name: Law Officers in Songs &Children's Rhymes
Subject: RE: Law Officers in Songs &Children's Rhymes
PS--ref peeler...it's British slang.

"[Origin: 183545; special use of Bobby, for Sir Robert Peel, who set up the Metropolitan Police system of London in 1828]"

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/bobby

Surely there must be song references to 'bobbies' too?