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Thread #104874   Message #2152663
Posted By: GUEST
19-Sep-07 - 10:59 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Drunken Sailor (Cyril Tawney)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The drunken sailor (C. Tawney)
I have a hunch that "be-gaitered" is probably closer to correct than "be-gatored" in the penultimate verse. I can't make any sense out of "be-gatored", but I've heard of a kind of footwear called "gaiters", and "be-gaitered" would make if the military police wear that kind of footwear.

Does anyone know whether or not that's the case?