[Dixielandjazz] Re: Shine & That's Why They Call Me Shine

Don Kirkman donkirk at covad.net
Tue Nov 2 08:28:42 PST 2004

On Tue, 2 Nov 2004 10:44:00 EST, ALSINGERPRESENTS at aol.com wrote:

>" Pipe" meaning to look at may or may not have been " jive talk" (not in my 
>backyard) but I recall the likes of actor Leo Gorcey as "Spit" in The Dead End 
>Kids  movies  saying  ,"Hey, pipe the broad".(not politically  in-correct in 
>the late '30s)                                al singer

Bingo--except even older than Gorcey.  Chapman, "American Slang," says
"v from late 1800s: to look at; see; notice: 'Did you pipe her
hands?'--Eugene O'Neill."
donkirk at covad.net

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