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Help needed: alleged Suffolk love song

Mikefule 19 Nov 07 - 02:37 PM
The Sandman 19 Nov 07 - 02:43 PM
Bert 19 Nov 07 - 03:01 PM
Mikefule 19 Nov 07 - 04:38 PM
GUEST,tickledpink 24 Apr 11 - 11:13 AM
Steve Gardham 24 Apr 11 - 11:40 AM
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Subject: Help needed: alleged Suffolk love song
From: Mikefule
Date: 19 Nov 07 - 02:37 PM

I am helping our Morris side archivist by digging into the "facts" behind some of the "legends".

I recall being at an event when someone from another side sang what he said was a Suffolk love song.

The verses went something likes this:

I wish I were a .... Tee hee
I wish I were a .... Tee hee
For if I were a....
I'd (something sexually suggestive with true love)

I think the first verse might have been
I wish I were a blade of grass, tee hee
I wish I were a blade of grass, tee hee
For if I were a blade of grass, I'd
(something or the other) my trueloves arse (tee hee?)

Can anyone help me by idetifying the song and providing more of the lyrics?

Thanks awfully.


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Subject: RE: Help needed: alleged Suffolk love song
From: The Sandman
Date: 19 Nov 07 - 02:43 PM

could it be a version of hares on the mountain.


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Subject: RE: Help needed: alleged Suffolk love song
From: Bert
Date: 19 Nov 07 - 03:01 PM

It also sounds like some versions of Cindy.


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Subject: RE: Help needed: alleged Suffolk love song
From: Mikefule
Date: 19 Nov 07 - 04:38 PM

I think it went

I wish I were blade of grass, tee hee
I wish I were a blade of grass, tee hee
For if I were a blade of grass, When my truelove sat down, I'd tickle her arse, tee hee.

The other verses were equally unromantic.

I emphasise, I only need more details to help me flesh out an archive on an event when this song became embedded in the team's mythology. I wouldn't dreeeeam of singing it. (Perhaps)


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Subject: RE: Help needed: alleged Suffolk love song
From: GUEST,tickledpink
Date: 24 Apr 11 - 11:13 AM

it goes:

I wish i was a blade of grass Tee hee x2
Cos if i was a blade of grass tee hee, my love would sit her arse on me.


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Subject: RE: Help needed: alleged Suffolk love song
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 24 Apr 11 - 11:40 AM

It comes from American folk-song related to Cindy as mentioned above.
During the war an American version called 'I Wish I Wuz' got into the charts over here and it could be that that spawned the bawdy song you refer to. I think the Amercan song is also called 'Crawdad'.

If you want further info I could look it up as this is off the top of my head.


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