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Thread #44023   Message #646224
Posted By: catspaw49
09-Feb-02 - 07:23 PM
Thread Name: What the hell is a 'salty dog'?
Subject: RE: What the hell is a 'salty dog'?
Steve, I love ya' the best possible sense of the word.....but I will flatass-out guarangawddamntee you that no blues guys ever sang those words with the thought of anything relating to the sea!

Let me put it this way...........Jack Kennedy was a Navy man and had also a long history of sailing for sport and could be considered a bit of a "Salt." I have no idea what he actually preferred to do with Jackie, Marilyn, and his other sexual companions. Bill Clinton on the other hand was never in the Navy and I don't know that he ever set foot on a rowboat...............HOWEVER.....In the context of southern blues and bluegrass, ragtime and jazz, Bill Clinton was definitely Monica's "Salty Dog."