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Jimmy C Lyr Req: Katie (from Gaberlunzie) (8) Lyr Req:Katie by Gaberlunzie 02 Oct 06


I have a few recordings of a scottish duo ":GABERLUNZIE) - (Gordon Menzies and Robin Watson). On their CD " Rolling Home" there is a song about a Tinkers Wedding. I can't make out the exact wording of one of the verses but it goes something like


Katie and me jumped the bisom
and crossed that wee spot on the ground
When the baby comes we'll be a threesome
All set for the travelling round


What does jumped the bisom and crossing a spot on the ground mean. Is it something to do with the marriage ceremony on a traveller/tinker etc ?,

Any info greatly appreciated.


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