Mudcat Café message #2810433 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #11034   Message #2810433
Posted By: GUEST,Mandy
12-Jan-10 - 06:39 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: One Two Three O'Lairy (Count Basie, 1940)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: One-Two-Three-O'Lairy (Count Basie 19
Aerie is not "area" as described above but it is what the below street level suites were called. They were usually fenced (wrought iron) and gated with narrow stairs leading down to an apartment or room. I always assumed they were called aeries because they resembled bird cages. Even my Dad called them aeries and he was from North London.