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Thread #8951   Message #3147711
Posted By: GUEST,Mario
04-May-11 - 10:27 AM
Thread Name: meaning - musha ring dumma do dumma da
Subject: RE: meaning - musha ring dumma do dumma da
I'm Romanichal- I type of Gypsy originating in England since pre-1500's. You can Wiki it.
We were persecuted by the English as were the Irish. The "highway man" lifestyles most certainly intersected.
In the Romanichal dialect this phonetic correlation:

"musha ring dumma do dumma da"
"Musha ring te m'dood te m'da", which translates to:
"The man's Ring for my star, for my Mom".

This fits perfectly with the stort from the song and validates the next line:
"Whack for my Daddy-O" which I like to believe is actually
"Worked for my Daddy-O".