America's First Rap Song

David Bowie db.list at PMPKN.NET
Wed May 17 12:22:49 UTC 2006

From:    Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM>


>   _He's_ fly enough to shut up every boozing ken;

Okay, i know how i would read this nowadays, were it a modern rhyme.
What'd "fly" mean back then, though?


David, who also probably wildly misread "mounting my prad"
David Bowie                               
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     house, there is too little; some must be purchased. If there is
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