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Thread #790   Message #2652604
Posted By: Steve Gardham
09-Jun-09 - 05:22 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Pretty Peg (from The Bothy Band)
Subject: RE: Song name and lyrics wanted-Pretty Peg
The Keach in the Creel is a Child Ballad, number 281. If you look at older versions you will realise that the 'rocking' is literal, not euphemistic. The whole thing is based on a very ancient widespread joke.