The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #15944   Message #3229914
Posted By: GUEST,crazy little woman
27-Sep-11 - 10:15 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/ADD: Winter / When the Trees Are All Bare
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Trees Are All Bare
Artful Codger wrote:"Elsewhere, the song was published omitting the middle stanza about the girl accidentally showing her "charms" when she trips--this might have been considered a trifle lewd for genteel audiences of later times."

I think it was icky then and it's icky now. Dirty old man, sniggering at the hurt and embarrassment of somebody weaker and poorer than himself.

The folk process knew what it was doing when it sent that verse to the trash can of history.