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She was thin...
Posted by: Chris J (---.ppp.tiscali.fr)
Date: October 13, 2004 04:59PM

"She was thin, thin, thin,
How could she hope a man like him to win?
By the living gods that made her,
On a slot machine he weighed her.
A rag, a bone, some shingle hair and skin!"

Remembered from the 60's with lots more verses, but probably from the 30's ?
UK midlands ?

Thanks for any leads !

Re: She was thin...
Posted by: Linda (---.cache.pol.co.uk)
Date: October 14, 2004 02:46PM

Well, its imitating some of Kipling for a start.

A rag, a bone and a hank of hair is from The Vampire.

By the living gods that made him is from Gunga Din.

So is the rest taken from other works?

Re: She was thin...
Posted by: Pamela (---.bus.csupomona.edu)
Date: October 15, 2004 02:50PM

I'd bet on 20's or 30's for the date. 'Shingled hair' is an expression from that era.


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