Date: Thu, 16 Nov 1995 20:39:54 -0500

From: "William H. Smith" Wh5mith[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM

Subject: Re: gringo

The version I heard of the origin of 'gringo' is Robert Burns' "Green Grow

the Rashes,"

the dirty version, which Irish-americans in the U.S. Army during the Mexican

war liked

to sing. It is certainly the type of song we would have sung during my

military days, had any of us been literate enough to know it.

Bill Smith

Piedmont College