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Thread #46778   Message #933451
Posted By: GUEST,Q
14-Apr-03 - 06:08 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Fireship
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Fireship
Ed Cray, 1992, "The Erotic Muse," has the verse in a version "learned prior to the 1930s," from M. Stubblefield (Univ. Utah State archives),

She had a dark and a rolling eye,
Cold (sic) black cock and lily-white thighs.
She had a dark and lolling eye,
She had a tapering thigh.

This version has lines from the "House of the Rising Sun" as well.

As you go down in Brooklyn town, they call her the Rising Sun,
And many a chap she's given the clap, and among them me, for one.