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Lyr Add: Roll Your Leg Over

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HARES ON THE MOUNTAIN
ROLL YOUR LEG OVER


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Lyr Req: roll your leg over (17)


kiwi 26 Jun 98 - 06:25 PM
Bert 29 Jun 98 - 03:12 PM
belter 29 Jun 98 - 03:59 PM
Kiwi 29 Jun 98 - 05:13 PM
dick greenhaus 29 Jun 98 - 11:25 PM
Kiwi 30 Jun 98 - 12:37 PM
dick greenhaus 30 Jun 98 - 05:00 PM
Barry Finn 30 Jun 98 - 08:27 PM
Bill D 30 Jun 98 - 09:14 PM
30 Jun 98 - 09:29 PM
dick greenhaus 30 Jun 98 - 11:06 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: ROLL YOUR LEG OVER (bawdy)^^
From: kiwi
Date: 26 Jun 98 - 06:25 PM

There's already a male version of this in the databanks.. this is the female version. Or the "wench" version if you will. :) As with the Ball of Ballynore, the chorus is sung after every couplet.

ROLL YOUR LEG OVER

If all young laddies were little white flowers
I'd be a bee and suck them for hours

Chorus:
Roll your leg over, roll your leg over
roll your leg over the man in the moon

Alternate chorus:
Roll your leg over, roll your leg over
Roll your leg over, it's better that way

If all the young laddies were keys to a gate,
I'd be the lock, insert and rotate
(most effective if you swivel your hips on "rotate")

If all the young laddies were cows by the stream
I'd lay meself down and I'd lick up the cream

If all the young laddies were fish in the ocean
I'd be the waves and I'd show them my motion

If all the young laddies were waves in the sea
I'd be the shore and I'd let them lick me

If all the young laddies were ships on the sea
I'd be the waves and I'd let them ride me

If all the young laddies were pies on the shelf
I'd be the baker and eat them myself

If all the young laddies were boards on the floor
I'd lay meself down and make them creak more

If all the young laddies were hounds on a spree
I'd be the fox and I'd let them chase me

If all the young laddies were flames in a fire
I'd be the bellows and blow them all higher

If all the young laddies were sharks in the sea
I'd bet a minnow and let them eat me

If all the young laddies were bricks in a pile
I'd be the mason and lay them with style

If all the young laddies were steeds in a stable
I'd be the groom and mount all I'm able

If all the young laddies were grapes in the sun
I'd grab a big bunch, squeeze their juice one by one

If all the young laddies were bakers of pies
I'd be the bread yeast and make them all rise

If all the young laddies were potters of clay
I'd sit on their wheels and rotate all day

If all the young laddies were toms on the prowl
I'd be the kitten that makes them all yowl

If all the young ladies became nice chew toys
I'd be the one who had trained all those boys

If laddies were barrels of whiskey rye
I'd turn on their spigots and drink them all dry

If all the young laddies were butchers so sweet
I'd hang on their hooks and I'd pound on their meat

If all the young laddies were clouds puffy and gray
I'd be the wind and I'd blow them all day

If all the young laddies sailed in channels quite thin
I'd be the light-house and guide them all in

If all the young laddies were milk in a cup
I'd be a kitten and lick them all up

If laddies were watches in shiny gold cases
I'd be the hands and I'd sit on their faces

If all the young laddies were singin' this ditty
It'd be twice as long, but just half as witty!

If all the young laddies were big as they say
there's nary a lass would be walking this day!

(again, you can add your own verses to this one.. the variations are infinite :))

Sla/n, Kiwi^^


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Subject: RE: LYR ADD: Roll Your Leg Over
From: Bert
Date: 29 Jun 98 - 03:12 PM

Nice one Kiwi!


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Subject: RE: LYR ADD: Roll Your Leg Over
From: belter
Date: 29 Jun 98 - 03:59 PM

If all the young laddies were singing this ditty It'd be twice as long and two times as smutty.


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Subject: RE: LYR ADD: Roll Your Leg Over
From: Kiwi
Date: 29 Jun 98 - 05:13 PM

Bert - thanks much! I found it in my handy dandy manual of the International Wenches' Guild.

belter - close enough, though the rhyme needs work. I'll take it, though.

And I forgot one...

If all the young laddies were bells in a tower, I'd be the sexton and BANG one each hour!

Sla/n, Kiwi


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Subject: RE: LYR ADD: Roll Your Leg Over
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 29 Jun 98 - 11:25 PM

Belter- What I've heard (and sung) is:

If all the yopung ladies were singing this song It would be twice as dirty and ten times as long..


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Subject: RE: LYR ADD: Roll Your Leg Over
From: Kiwi
Date: 30 Jun 98 - 12:37 PM

Dick - where have you heard the song? I'm interested in knowing just how widespread this piece truly is..

Sla/n, Kiwi


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Subject: RE: LYR ADD: Roll Your Leg Over
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 30 Jun 98 - 05:00 PM

Kiwi- The verse I quoted was from the men's version. I like your's though.


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Subject: RE: LYR ADD: Roll Your Leg Over
From: Barry Finn
Date: 30 Jun 98 - 08:27 PM

Would this song also have a chorus "With me wack fol a diddle deary, with me wack fol a diddle day". Kiwi, some of your verses were done to this (bells in a tower, young men would turn sextons and bang on the hour & bricks in a pile, young men would turn masons & lay them in style), I used to do a few more, it's 15 yrs since I did it (I was scorned for doing it, though I thought it worth preserving dispite it's content).

If all the young women were rushes a growing (2x)
Young men would turn raipers & soon start a mowing
Chorus
If all the young women were geese on the water (2x)
Young men would turn hunters & soon follow after
Chorus
If all the young women were flowers a blooming (2x)
?????????????

Can't recall any more of it. I think John Roberts & Tony Barrand also did this yrs back. Barry


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Subject: RE: LYR ADD: Roll Your Leg Over
From: Bill D
Date: 30 Jun 98 - 09:14 PM

I heard it sung for the first time in about 1962...and it was old then! Back when there were real 'hootenannies', stuff like this got sung in public gatherings...now that so much is recorded, there is a bit less of standing in a group, drinking and bellowing out clever, but risque' verses...(mores the pity!) there have been several 'collections' of bawdy verse done, and though it preserves them, it also tends, like "Rise Up Singing", to cast them in stone and inhibit innovation. We used to make up verses to this, to limericks, to "Seven Old Ladies", etc....(as you might guess, this was before the term 'politically correct' was invented!)


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Subject: RE: LYR ADD: Roll Your Leg Over
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Date: 30 Jun 98 - 09:29 PM

dick - ah, I see. Would that I could claim credit for this version.. though p'raps 'tis better that I not!

Barry - the only chorus I've heard with it are the two in my posting of the song itself.

Bill D - wow, so it's been around the Faire and back quite a few times! That IS one of the things I like about this and the Ball of Ballinore.. you CAN make up your own verses, and in fact are encouraged to do so.

Speaking of limericks.. are you familiar with a song where the verses are various limericks, and the chorus goes something like

"Ai ai ai-ai, Your sister does kneebends in cornfields (this line changes with each chorus) So sing me another one worse than the other one And waltz me around by my willy"

I'd like to find out where on earth it came from.. I heard it sung in a hotel room last year at my local RenFaire...

Sla/n, Kiwi So sing me another one worse than the other one


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Subject: RE: LYR ADD: Roll Your Leg Over
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 30 Jun 98 - 11:06 PM

For this class of song,you can go back to "Sally, My Dear", and "Hares on the Mountain". Both relatively old. Roll your leg Over was popular during WWII; I first encountered it in the very early 1940s.


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