Mudcat Café message #360174 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #22802   Message #360174
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
19-Dec-00 - 10:36 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Bonny May (from June Tabor)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: More on Bonny May...
The original discussion is here:   Lyrics of Bonny May? as sung by J. Tabor

My money is still on "middle jimp": same as the more common "middle sma'".  Cf. Alexander Warrack's Scots Dialect Dictionary (Waverley, 2000):  jimp-middled, -waisted: adj., slender-waisted.

Malcolm