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Thread #13312   Message #3188681
Posted By: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
16-Jul-11 - 06:28 AM
Thread Name: euphemistic for sex? folk songs?
Subject: RE: euphemistic for sex? folk songs?
Weirdly, we once had a very moral Christian chap sing Bonny Black Hare thinking it was about hunting. I think he'd only given the text a cursory glance before singing it off his iPhone, but once in the middle of his impassioned rendition the metaphorocal nature of the thing became quite clear. Metaphorical? Hell, it's almost pornographic in its explicitness. When I was sixteen I used to sing it as a chat-up line & the only attention it got me was from a folky woman of 30 who thought I was a lot older... Another story!