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

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

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
rye.


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

--

Comin Thro' the Rye (Third Version)1

1788

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