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GUEST,Wm Randy Dandy O (34) RE: Randy Dandy O 09 Feb 20


Here is the Tom Brandon/Edith Fowke text mentioned some years back . . . not the cleverest or most enlightened stuff.

Published in Folklore & Society: Essays in honor of Benj. A. Botkin, ed. Bruce Jackson,1966; Fowke's article is called "A Sampling of Bawdy Ballads from Ontario." I've photographed the tune.

THE RALLOPING GALLOPING DANDY O

As I was walking down the street
Singing ti-ri ferrandy O,
A couple of whores I chanced to meet
With my ralloping galloping dandy O.

One was Sue and the other was Kate,
Ho ro my dandy O,
So I says to old Sue, "I'll bugger to you,"
With my ralloping galloping dandy O.

She gave me the crabs, I gave her the clap,
Singing ti-ri ferrandy O,
Straightway to the doctor I did go
With my ralloping galloping dandy O.

Oh, he threw me down on a hardwood block,
Ho ro my dandy O,
And he chopped four inches off my cock,
Off my ralloping galloping dandy O.

Then along came a witch with a needle and rag,
Singing ti-ri ferrandy O,
She sewed the cock and tied up the bag
Of my ralloping galloping dandy O.

Then I went out upon the street
Singing ti-ri ferrandy O,
Who but old Sue I chanced to meet,
With my ralloping galloping dandy O.

Away she went with a thud and a thump,
Singing ti-ri ferrandy O,
I came after her wagging the bloody old stump
Of my ralloping galloping dandy O.


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