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Lyr Req: Follow the Band / My Husband's a Mason

Cheritarte 05 Oct 99 - 01:00 PM
Jeri 05 Oct 99 - 01:44 PM
MMario 05 Oct 99 - 02:01 PM
GUEST 15 Jul 21 - 02:55 AM
GUEST,jim bainbridge 15 Jul 21 - 02:40 PM
GUEST,# 15 Jul 21 - 02:46 PM
GUEST,Hootenanny 15 Jul 21 - 03:58 PM
GUEST,jim bainbridge 18 Jul 21 - 05:38 AM
GUEST,Hootenanny 18 Jul 21 - 04:41 PM
GUEST,jim bainbridge 19 Jul 21 - 09:59 AM
Cool Beans 19 Jul 21 - 10:10 AM
GUEST,Hootenanny 19 Jul 21 - 10:27 AM
Cool Beans 19 Jul 21 - 10:52 AM
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Subject: Ren Faire song: My husband's a (?)
From: Cheritarte
Date: 05 Oct 99 - 01:00 PM

Please help! Looking for lyrics for a bawdy song I've heard at a few Renaissance Faires. Many verses for many husbandly occupations - goes something like this:

My husband's a farmer
a farmer
a farmer is he
What does he do?
He plows fields
He plows fields
He plows fields
And at night he come home and plows...
(Chorus which I don't recall)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ren Faire song: My husband (?)
From: Jeri
Date: 05 Oct 99 - 01:44 PM

Hey, rig-a-jig, kiss a little pig, follow the link to FOLLOW THE BAND


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ren Faire song: My husband (?)
From: MMario
Date: 05 Oct 99 - 02:01 PM

alternate chorus:

me oh my, how happy am I , my husband's a xxxxxx, he


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Follow the Band / My Husband's a Mason
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Jul 21 - 02:55 AM

https://royalchessmen.com/2006/10/my-husband/

My Husband
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The Bawdy Balladeers

My husband’s a carpenter, a carpenter, a carpenter
My husband’s a carpenter is he.
All day he bangs nails, he bangs nails, he bangs nails
and at night he comes home and drinks tea.

My husband’s a mason, a mason, a mason.
My husband’s a mason is he.
All day he lays bricks, he lays bricks, he lays bricks
and at night he comes home and drinks tea.

My husband’s a gormet, a gormet, a gormet.
My husband’s a gormet is he.
All day he eats food, he eats food, he eats food
and at night he comes home and drinks tea.

My husband’s a glassblower, a glassblower, a glassblower.
My husband’s a glassblower is he.
All day he blows glass, he blows glass, he blows glass
and at night he comes home and drinks tea.

My husband’s a husband, a husband, a husband
My husband’s a husband is he.
All day he drinks tea, he drinks tea, he drinks tea
and at night he comes home and drinks mead.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Follow the Band / My Husband's a Mason
From: GUEST,jim bainbridge
Date: 15 Jul 21 - 02:40 PM

i'm sure Tom Paley pput this on what I think was his last CD, a few years ago- name escapes me


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Follow the Band / My Husband's a Mason
From: GUEST,#
Date: 15 Jul 21 - 02:46 PM

Here ya go, jim.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RhCU4aJOVk


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Follow the Band / My Husband's a Mason
From: GUEST,Hootenanny
Date: 15 Jul 21 - 03:58 PM

I have never understood why Tom would record such trite material as this. Even at this stage in life he was capable of recording far better material from his long career.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Follow the Band / My Husband's a Mason
From: GUEST,jim bainbridge
Date: 18 Jul 21 - 05:38 AM

You may wonder why he recorded this- it's a funny little song but Tom had already recorded a vast amount of material which no doubt 'hootenanny' would approve of ?
He had a fine sense of humour & his solo performances often featured similar little snatches of comic songs- this is just typical Tom Paley!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Follow the Band / My Husband's a Mason
From: GUEST,Hootenanny
Date: 18 Jul 21 - 04:41 PM

jim bainbridge

I am perfectly aware of Tom's output, knew him well from the mid sixties and played sessions alongside him once sometimes twice a week (when he wasn't in Sweden or the States) until very shortly before his demise.

I believe that this ditty started out in the barrack room. The way I learnt it the first verse begins with a sergeant. All day long he fucks men about, fucks men about, fucks men about, And then he comes home and fucks me.

You have no idea what I would approve of but I don't approve of bowdlerization of good honest bawdy material.

What's the point?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Follow the Band / My Husband's a Mason
From: GUEST,jim bainbridge
Date: 19 Jul 21 - 09:59 AM

The tone of your reply inclines me to believe there is quite a lot you wouldn't approve of.
I knew Tom over many years too, not well, but enough to know he wouldn't be too worried about the disapproval of others.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Follow the Band / My Husband's a Mason
From: Cool Beans
Date: 19 Jul 21 - 10:10 AM

Two verses I learned from the singing of Oscar Brand. They're on a live album he did in the 60s accompanied by Fred Hellerman on guitar and Billy Faier on banjo:

My husband's a sexton, a sexton.
My husband's a sexton is he.
All day he bangs bells, he bangs bells, he bangs bells.
At night he comes home and drinks tea.

AND a variant on the carpenter verse..

My husband's a carpenter, etc.
All day he screw bolts, he screws bolts, he screws bolts.
At nigh he comes home and drinks tea.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Follow the Band / My Husband's a Mason
From: GUEST,Hootenanny
Date: 19 Jul 21 - 10:27 AM

jim,

You are passing judgement on someone of whom you know absolutely nothing

"The tone of your reply" ????   Oh Dear.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Follow the Band / My Husband's a Mason
From: Cool Beans
Date: 19 Jul 21 - 10:52 AM

And another verse Oscar sang:

My husband's a groom, etc.
All day he mounts horses, mounts horses, mounts horses...

(I don't why he didn't sing "jockey" instead of "groom." It scans better and causes less confusion on first hearing.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Follow the Band / My Husband's a Mason
From: GUEST,jim bainbridge
Date: 19 Jul 21 - 02:25 PM

hoot- that is obvious nonsense- the point I made originally was simply that Tom had recorded the song- I made no comment on its quality.

I don't agree with your description of the song as 'trite' and I respect the man's judgment that it was worthy of inclusion on the CD- you don't seem to?


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