The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #30547   Message #1134432
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
11-Mar-04 - 11:41 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Yes My Darling Daughter
Subject: RE: Origins: Yes My Darling Daughter
This reminds me of a group of 19th c. songs about didn't oughter, surely oughter, etc., most of which are parodies.

Here is a verse from one of them:

I scrambled out the best I could, with cold I soon was shaking,
So I resolved no more to try the manly art of skating;
Now if you don't know how to skate, to learn you surely oughter;
Take my advice before it's late, and don't go near the water.

I will have to look a bit before I find where that one came from; I've lost the source.