Mudcat Café message #2131302 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #104180   Message #2131302
Posted By: Dave the Gnome
22-Aug-07 - 02:15 PM
Thread Name: Yellow Clay
Subject: RE: Yellow Clay
Sounds reasonable, Stu. I work in Newcastle though and the people I work with (afore mentioned) reckon a 'Muckman' would have been either a rubbish collector or a farmer! But who knows after all these years - You need to discuss it with the professor of Geordieology mentioned in the Cushie Butterfield thread:-)

I don't think anyone thought it was a fishing song though - Isn't it common knowledge that a keelman hauled coal? Or Have I been in the frozen north too long?

Howay the lads...