I posted this question on Mudcat, but was met with resounding silence, so I
thought I would try here.
The question is about a word in Kevin Doherty's song "Maybe Tonight", which
was recorded on the Four Men and a Dog CD of the same name.
There is a part of the song that goes:
The trouble with a seaside town,
strangers all come around.
The minute they light on the ground
they let all the ladies down,
let them all down
with their [???????]
and their promises.
To my ears, it sounds like the missing word is "bronians". That wouldn't seem
to make any sense, unless it's an Irish or other East-of-the-pond word that is
unfamiliar to this clueless Yank.
IRTRAD relevance: I know this is a contemporary song, and so violates
the "trad" part of IRTRAD, but it is by an Irish singer and group.