Date: Thu, 16 Nov 1995 20:39:54 -0500 From: "William H. Smith" 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