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Old 27-07-2006, 06:29 PM posted to,rec.arts.books
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Default "Canadian Lyric" cocktail?

On Thu, 27 Jul 2006 12:16:48 -0400, Chris McGonnell

On Thu, 27 Jul 2006 11:59:16 -0400, Otto Bahn wrote:

"Francis A. Miniter" wrote

:-) You had me going there for a minute.

It's true -- American whiskey has to made from at least 51%
rye, while the Canadian stuff may not have any at all. The
Scotch stuff, unlike it's mispelled cousin, is generally all

Is that what "Comin' Through the Rye" really symbolizes?


Comin Thro' the Rye (Third Version)1


O gin a body meet a body
Comin throu the rye;
Gin a body f--k a body ,
Need a body cry.

Comin' thro' the rye, my jo ,
An' comin' thro' the rye,
She fand a staun o' staunin' graith ,
Comin' thro' the rye.

Gin a body meet a body ,
Comin' thro' the glen;
Gin a body f--k a body ,
Need the warld ken .

1: From "Merry Muse of Caledonia", a collection of Burns's bawdy verse