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GUEST,diana Dainty Davey: What's a curly pow? (230* d) RE: Dainty Davey: What's a curly pow? 25 Aug 02

Thanks, Gurney. Where was this Warlock Knoll? Perhaps this is the reason the clergy did not want this song to be heard. I find it curious that Dainty Davey is always referred to as "he". When sung by a man, does he refer to Davey as "she?" I'm confused. Did Burns often write from the female perspective? One more question - Is Davey a common name in Scotland? Is it gender specific? I remember hearing, "She stole the heart of the light brigade." Maybe its very old and Burns changed it into a bawdy tale for his day and age. Seems that Davey and Devi sound alot alike.

I think this song has gone through many revisions. I wonder if anyone knows the original version or at least which version is the oldest that we know of.

Keep singing your song.


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