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Thread #146911 Message #3403270
Posted By: Matthew Edwards
12-Sep-12 - 06:27 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Come into the Garden, Maud
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Come into the Garden, Maud
There is the story about the great English music-hall singer, Marie Lloyd, which if it isn't true certainly ought to be.
Marie Lloyd was famous for her suggestive lyrics, although all the sauciness was conveyed by gestures and knowing looks, so that she was able to contend that any filth was entirely in the minds of her audience. She proved her point when she was hauled before a local Watch Committee which existed to protect public morality, where she sang 'A Little Bit of What You Fancy Does You Good' in deadpan fashion, and then stunned the members of the committee by rendering 'Come Into the Garden, Maud' in an utterly indecent manner.