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Origins: A doo fell aff

GUEST,Jo 02 Jul 03 - 02:52 AM
Jim McLean 02 Jul 03 - 05:16 AM
John MacKenzie 02 Jul 03 - 05:22 AM
Alba 02 Jul 03 - 08:40 AM
Jim McLean 02 Jul 03 - 08:57 AM
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Subject: Origins: A doo fell aff
From: GUEST,Jo
Date: 02 Jul 03 - 02:52 AM

We sang this as children: "oh, a doo fell aff, a doo fell aff, a doo fell aff a dyke, dyke dyke." Does anyone know anything about its origins? Thank you from a Scot in Australia.


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Subject: RE: Origins: A doo fell aff
From: Jim McLean
Date: 02 Jul 03 - 05:16 AM

We also sang this as children, years ago. I'm sure it was just the sound the words made as 'a doo fell aff' was pronounced as one word and made no sense until the following phrase 'a dyke' explained it.
Cheers,
Jim McLean (from Paisley originally)


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Subject: RE: Origins: A doo fell aff
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 02 Jul 03 - 05:22 AM

A pigeon fell off a wall, doesn't have the same ring somehow.¦¬]
Giok


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Subject: RE: Origins: A doo fell aff
From: Alba
Date: 02 Jul 03 - 08:40 AM

I mind the song as well but I don't know the origins. Ill ask my Dad who used to sing it with me when I was wee (Dad lives in Johnstone now Jim. so your a buddy originally then:>)
A


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Subject: RE: Origins: A doo fell aff
From: Jim McLean
Date: 02 Jul 03 - 08:57 AM

I was born and bred in Paisley until about 19 then I started 'travelling' although I did come back to Paisley a few times. My dad also sang the song and that's where we got it from. I suspect, as I said before, it really was a nonsense song. There was also a sayin by a local 'hairy' in greenock to an American sailor ' Ur ye affa yat?, which yat'r affa?
Cheers,
Jim


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