Mudcat Café message #407573 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #31375   Message #407573
Posted By: Uncle_DaveO
27-Feb-01 - 06:43 PM
Thread Name: Origins: The Great Silkie
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Words for 'The Great Silke'
One line is wrong above. It says:

"And a grumbly guest, I'm sure was he."

From this you would think the silkie/guest is dissatisfied, and lets everyone know it, but not so. The word is "grumly" (or maybe "grummlie", but no letter "b"), meaning weird, fearsome. I assume it's allied to "grim".

Dave Oesterreich