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CUSHIE BUTTERFIELD
PRETTY POLLY PERKINS OF PADDINGTON GREEN


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GUEST,geordie boy 08 Aug 20 - 08:27 AM
Snuffy 08 Aug 20 - 08:57 AM
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Dave Hanson 09 Aug 20 - 02:04 AM
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GUEST,Paddy 11 Aug 20 - 03:21 PM
Nigel Parsons 11 Aug 20 - 03:29 PM
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Subject: Cushie Butterfield lyrics
From: GUEST,geordie boy
Date: 08 Aug 20 - 08:27 AM

Can anyone explain "laylock" (her bed goon is...) and "spyen" (...a young coo)? Spellings are approximate.
I've been singing it for years but don't know the meaning of the two words.
Ta
GB


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Subject: RE: Cushie Butterfield lyrics
From: Snuffy
Date: 08 Aug 20 - 08:57 AM

I've always understood that:

Laylock = lilac

Spyen = Scare / frighten / shock

Young coo = calf


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Subject: RE: Cushie Butterfield lyrics
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 08 Aug 20 - 10:06 AM

According to the DT version: Here
*spyen - to dry up a cow's milk
And 'lilac' has been rendered with the standard spelling.


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Subject: RE: Cushie Butterfield lyrics
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Aug 20 - 10:20 AM

As I understood it Laylock referred to the type of stitching or knitting pattern for her bed gown.
Dave Sutherland


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Subject: RE: Cushie Butterfield lyrics
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 09 Aug 20 - 02:04 AM

Geordie dialect for LILAC.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Cushie Butterfield lyrics
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 09 Aug 20 - 12:42 PM

This expl;ains it all.


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Subject: RE: Cushie Butterfield lyrics
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Aug 20 - 01:14 PM

No it doesn't!


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Subject: RE: Cushie Butterfield lyrics
From: GUEST,Paddy
Date: 11 Aug 20 - 03:21 PM

The word laylock is a geordie word meaning bed spread, therefore it is saying that she wore nothing at all in bed.


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Subject: RE: Cushie Butterfield lyrics
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 11 Aug 20 - 03:29 PM

Might help to know what version we're discussing, as that last comment doesn't appear to make sense.


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Subject: RE: Cushie Butterfield lyrics
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Aug 20 - 01:47 PM

yes, recent posts as clear as mud-   

laylock = lilac as pronounced on Tyneside
                        Q.E.D.


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Subject: RE: Cushie Butterfield lyrics
From: Dave Sutherland
Date: 12 Aug 20 - 05:16 PM

Please identify yourself Guest since you are such an authority on North East dialect/song.


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Subject: RE: Cushie Butterfield lyrics
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Aug 20 - 05:13 AM

No I won't but am from that area- how do you know so much about knitting- or do you make proggy mats?


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Subject: RE: Cushie Butterfield lyrics
From: GUEST,geordie boy
Date: 13 Aug 20 - 08:52 AM

Thanks for your input.
gb


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Subject: RE: Cushie Butterfield lyrics
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Aug 20 - 01:03 PM

nee faff, kiddar


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