Mudcat Café message #2791418 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #30772   Message #2791418
Posted By: GUEST,pattyClink
18-Dec-09 - 02:06 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Dear Old Skibbereen
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Dear Old Skibbereen
Bless you ABCD!   I never understood what was yellow about spleen, but that background gives a flavor for what was meant, rather than it just being an awkward phrase to sing.    And the "rich and rare" allusion as well. I hope you'll keep posting any other commentary that comes to mind on this song, it's certainly of interest.   

I went over to the library at lunch, but the Interlibrary Loan guy was also at lunch. Not sure if I can connect up with him before Christmas vacation days kick in over there. But we shall find a way, one way or another.