a dress of red <skipped all over with a golden thread>

csicska

Senior Member
hungarian
Hello. In one youtube video, a son was playing on a banjo and singing with his mom (both from Robbinsville, North Carolina) a song. Could you please tell me if "skipped all over with a golden thread" means "embroidered with a golden thread"? Thank you.


He: Well, I’ll buy my love a dress of red, skipped all over with a golden thread, if she would marry marry me, if she would marry me
She: Oh you need not buy the dress of red, skipped all over with a golden thread, for I won’t marry you you you, I won’t marry you
He: Well I’ll give my love the key to my desk so she can have money at her request, if she will marry marry me, if she will marry me
She: Oh if you give me the key to your desk that I can have money at my request, then I will marry you you you, I will marry you
 
  • Barque

    Senior Member
    Tamil
    I haven't heard "skip" used in this context but it seems to mean a design with a golden thread (or threads) running irregularly (skipping or jumping) all over.
     
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