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Posted By: Steve Gardham
04-Jul-18 - 06:32 PM
Thread Name: MEANING of ' gaudie' in Sweet Kumadee??
Subject: RE: MEANING of ' gaudie' in Sweet Kumadee??
Geoff,
Jock either got this version from a MacColl recording or direct from The Singing Island as MacColl's version is the only one with that title and nomenclature. Bronson states MacColl learnt it from his mother. My opinion FWIW is it's a simple corruption of 'French Galley' as found in many other versions. Lots of similar names are given to ships of other European countries, galleon, galliot etc.