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Posted By: GUEST,An Old Friend
27-Jun-11 - 01:20 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Meaning of lyrics to Dixie Land
Subject: Origins: Meaning of lyrics to Dixie Land
"Abraham & Mary Lincoln" is running on my local PBS channel. One thought drifted into another and I dug out an old record of songs of Lincoln's era. It is said the "Dixie Land" was one of his favorite songs. There is a verse that refers to Will the Weaver, the gay deceiver and his wife. "When he put his arms around her, He looked fierce like a 40 pounder". What the heck is that? 40 pound what??