1 Unclear from the poem, but brandy and tobacco were smuggled into the south west, King George suggests the time.
2 Darling- suggests female
3 To be streetwise
4 gentlemen = smugglers King George's men = authorities
5 people know when the deliveries take place
6 Maybe it has been torn to get at something hidden in the lining
7 trained to keep quiet
8 Look at the wall not the activity in the street