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Thread #8951   Message #3522386
Posted By: GUEST,Vic Newfie
03-Jun-13 - 05:40 PM
Thread Name: meaning - musha ring dumma do dumma da
Subject: RE: meaning - musha ring dumma do dumma da
Not a song but my grandfather with both Irish and Scottish roots always used to say this verse:
Onery oogery iggery Anne, fillisy, follisy, Nicholas John, coovery kivery Irish Mary, stickler em stackle em Buck! Anyone have any idea where this came from. My pop never knew where he heard it or how he came to remember it. Newfoundland where I am from is the most Gaelic influenced culture outside of Ireland, but for 30 years the meaning or origin of this "poem" or "verse" has been all but lost over here on this side of the pond. I am sure my attempt at the syntax of the words are pathetic however if said out loud it sounds right! Any help would be appreciated. Even the Dean of Folklore at Memorial University of Newfoundland was baffled! Then again, pop was a bit of a cracker........ Maybe he made it all up!