Brother Gay

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Nov 15 23:21:47 UTC 2011

On Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 1:40 PM, wordmall <wordmall at> wrote:
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> Inquiry from today's program: "Gather your Peas and Corn, Brother Gay
> Â is predicting War." Any solid information on meaning and origin?
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> Michael J. Sheehan
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Not a clue. The other night, I heard, on some cop opera,

Gangster A. Get rid of him!
Gangster B. I'll do it _Saint Louis-style: in the key of G_.

What? I grew up in StL, but that phrase has no interpretation for me
whatsoever. Well, I don't know what "Saint Louis-style" barbecued ribs
are, either.

Maybe it's just me.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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