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Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
29-Jun-15 - 11:45 AM
Thread Name: Song Title please ?-I Ride an Old Paint
Subject: RE: Song Title please ?-I Ride an Old Paint
Oops. I did mix up two songs.

Word derivations, like weather reports and horse races, are a matter of probability. When I consider the number of Irish immigrants to America, I think that the probability of 'dogie', an orphaned calf, being related to 'dothoighte,' a sickly calf, is about 90%.

In my experience, half the letters in an Irish word like 'dothoighte' are silent, so it might be a lot closer to 'dogie' than it looks.