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Re: Blow the man down

Posted by ESC on May 31, 2006

In Reply to: Blow the man down posted by Ken on May 31, 2006

: I would like to know the meaning of "blow the man down"
: I understand that it was sung on Western sailing ships however what does it mean

I'm thinking it refers to the wind slowing a sailor around on a ship. See: http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/12/messages/263.html