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Thread #13312   Message #3189566
Posted By: GUEST,Don Wise
17-Jul-11 - 02:43 PM
Thread Name: euphemistic for sex? folk songs?
Subject: RE: euphemistic for sex? folk songs?
"Strawbwrry Fair"

'The text is unsuitable and I've been constrained to re-write it. The words turn on a double-entendre that is quite lost-fortunately so-on half the old fellows who sing the song.'

Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould, quoted in, and from, Folk song in England, A.L.Lloyd, page 202.

Then there are always:-
The Barley and the Rye, The Mower, My Husband's got no Courage in Him, The Long Peggin' Awl.....etc.etc.