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Posted By: Jack Campin
26-Jul-10 - 05:35 AM
Thread Name: songs about building boats/ships?
Subject: RE: songs about building boats/ships?
There is a Scottish song (from East Fife?) "The Tarring of the Yole", in which they throw a party while doing it and get so distracted they set the boat on fire.

Googling "tarring of the yole" doesn't find me any reference to this. But it does produce one of the most mysterious texts I've seen:
http://www.lycaeum.org/mv/ircbot/PARALINGUA2.php?VOLUME=154&ARTICLE=222&PAGE=219&REF=T%E1zoit

Not one word resembles anything I know (no loanwords). Anyone identify the language?