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Posted By: Bob Hitchcock
01-Dec-04 - 07:25 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: cockney rhyming slang songs
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: cockney rhyming slang songs
I think the reference to "Devil" in the Tottie lyrics might be Henry Neville, at least that is what is listed in the Rhyming Slang Dictionary.

On a related note, I was on one of my trips back to UK some years ago when I found myself lost looking for a street just off Holborn. I asked a chap selling newspapers if he he knew where it was, and he replied: "Yah china, it's just down the Kermit"