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From: Dan Parmenter <dan@lec.com>
Subject: (whorl) Lily O Lily
Date: 06 Feb 2001 15:05:42 

From: "Endymion9" <endymion9@mindspring.com>

> I can understand Silk's attraction to Hy.  She is the beautiful (movie
> star/pin up girl/prostitute) that many a young man develops a crush on.  She
> is his "Picture of Lily."  But as the father says to the son in that Who
> song, "Son now don't be silly."

Dennis, that's brilliant!  And how about the rest of the song?

"She's been dead since 1929"
Oh, how I cried that night
If only I'd been born in Lily's time
It would have been alright

For me and Lily are together in my dreams
And I ask you, "Hey mister, have you ever seen"
"Pictures of Lily?"

It's almost too perfect.  "Lily" fits the Vironese naming convention
as well as the Thieves' Cant; and of course since Hyacinth is partly
Kypris, this fits the subject of the song - falling in love with the
image of a woman long-dead.

And here I thought that the perfect Vironese song would be Oreb's take
on the Wailers' classic "No Woman.  No Cry".


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