Date: Thu, 9 Mar 1995 00:18:17 -0400

From: "E. Wayles Browne" ewb2[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CORNELL.EDU

Subject: Salty dog?

I also have a query about the words of a song.

What does "salty dog" mean in the following?

Salty Dog Rag (1960's or earlier?)

Salty dog, salty dog,

I wanna be your salty dog,

Honey, let me be your salty dog.

If I can't be your salty dog

I won't be your man at all,

Honey, let me be your salty dog.

Wayles Browne, Assoc. Prof. of Linguistics

Dept. of Modern Languages and Linguistics, Morrill Hall

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York 14853, U.S.A.

tel. 607-255-0712 (o), 607-273-3009 (h)

e-mail ewb2[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] (1989 to 1993 was: jn5j[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]cornella.bitnet //