"come bye" and "away to me"

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"come bye" and "away to me"

Post by Archived Topic » Sun Dec 05, 2004 7:58 am

The expressions, "come-bye" and "away to me" are used as commands in sheep dog herding and trialing in the UK and North America. The term, "come-bye" requires that the border collie travel in a clock-wise direction around the sheep. And, the term, "away" or "away to me" refers to travel in a counter-clockwise direction. All this is well-known in the herding and trialing community. What is a mystery to this group of aficionados is, how did these terms evolve? Are they Welsh, Scottish, Irish, English in origin?
Submitted by Linda Whedbee (Thompson Falls - U.S.A.)
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"come bye" and "away to me"

Post by Archived Reply » Sun Dec 05, 2004 8:13 am

.. now where is our Kiwi mate when you need him .. over the ditch in NZ the barmaids use those terms at closing time to order the Kiwis into getting out of the pub ...
WoZ of Aus 17/11/04
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