Mudcat Café message #578011 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #40414   Message #578011
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
23-Oct-01 - 09:27 AM
Thread Name: ADD: Silver Darlings (various)
Subject: RE: Silver Darlings
Silver Darlings is quite an old term for herring (they used to bring in good money) and was widely used.  At the moment I'm thinking that the song here is likely roughly contemporary with McColl's song, but I could easily be wrong.