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Thread #106400   Message #3141648
Posted By: Steve Gardham
24-Apr-11 - 11:40 AM
Thread Name: Help needed: alleged Suffolk love song
Subject: RE: Help needed: alleged Suffolk love song
It comes from American folk-song related to Cindy as mentioned above.
During the war an American version called 'I Wish I Wuz' got into the charts over here and it could be that that spawned the bawdy song you refer to. I think the Amercan song is also called 'Crawdad'.

If you want further info I could look it up as this is off the top of my head.