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Posted By: Bernard
25-Mar-10 - 08:38 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Arthur McBride
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Arthur McBride
The Planxty version has that really odd line in it:

'And bade it a tedious returning' (referring to the 'rowdy-dow-dow').

It's obvious what it is supposed to mean, yet 'tedious' doesn't mean that by any stretch of the imagination!