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Bawdy Song:she stood out there in the midnight air

rgood897@aol.com 11 Sep 98 - 09:07 PM
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Subject: baudy old song
From: rgood897@aol.com
Date: 11 Sep 98 - 09:07 PM

i'm searching for an old song. i don't know the name but some of the lyrics go like this
    oh she stood out there in the midnight air
    and the wind ruffled up her nighty....
i've looked for years would apriciate any help thanks.. ..rgood..


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Subject: RE: baudy old song
From: BSeed
Date: 11 Sep 98 - 09:11 PM

I think the term you need is "bawdy." "Baudy" means like modem data, I suppose. But check the top of the thread, enter a key line, click on search--maybe you find it, maybe not. --seed


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Subject: RE: baudy old song
From: rgood
Date: 11 Sep 98 - 09:49 PM

sorry late night bad spelling


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Subject: RE: baudy old song
From: GUEST,tomh (tom@tomslakegeorgesite.com)
Date: 02 Oct 05 - 01:06 AM

I don't know a name, but I know the song you're talking about. The lyrics I remember differ a bit from yours, but I suppose there were probably many slightly different versions of it all over the country. My grandmother used to sing it, and I believe that the lyrics she used were

"she stood out there in the midnight air,
and the wind it whistled up her nighty,
and the moonlight lit up the center of her tit
jesus christ almighty"

or something close to that. It seems to me I might be missing a word or two from the last line, but I'll be darned if I can remember any more than that.


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Subject: RE: baudy old song
From: masato sakurai
Date: 02 Oct 05 - 04:18 AM

Is that "Wayward Boy" (at John Mehlberg's Immortalia site)? The tune is "The Girl I Left Behind Me".


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Subject: RE: baudy old song
From: Selchie - (RH)
Date: 02 Oct 05 - 06:07 AM

Don't remember it as a song, just a short recitation/poem:

My Darling Grace
I love your face
I love you in your nighty
When the moonlight flits
Across your tits
Jesus Christ almighty.

    I am informed that this was actually posted by Snuffy, who wasn't logged in properly.
    -Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: baudy old song
From: kendall
Date: 02 Oct 05 - 04:38 PM

I heard this as a boy and the singer would always "Spoonerize" the refrain. It came out: Mesus Jiste all cridy. Filthy lyrics could be sung but not blasphemy


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Subject: RE: baudy old song
From: kendall
Date: 02 Oct 05 - 04:41 PM

She jumped into bed and covered up her head,
And said I couldn't find her
I knew damn well she lied like hell
So, I jumped right in behind her.


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Subject: ADD: She stood right there in the midnight air
From: GUEST,Joe_F
Date: 02 Oct 05 - 08:30 PM

From Songs of Raunch and Ill Repute (compiled at Caltech, 1958):

She stood right there in the midnight air,
With nothing on but her nighty.
Her tits hung loose like the bass of a goose,
Jesus Christ almighty.

She jumped in bed and covered up her head,
And said I couldn't find her.
But I knew damn well she lied like hell,
And jumped right in behind her.

Oh, she spread her legs, her lily white legs,
And then I stuck in my grinder.
The white of an egg ran down her leg,
And sparks flew out behind her.

Two weeks went by, I heaved a sigh,
A sigh of pain and sorrow.
The pimples thick upon my dick,
But there'll be more tomorrow.

Nine months went by, I heaved a sigh,
A sigh of pain and sorrow.
For two little mutts were in her guts,
But they'll be out tomorrow.



-- Joe Fineman    joe_f@verizon.net

||: Sovereignty is the polite old-fashioned name for totalitarianism. :||


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Subject: RE: baudy old song
From: R. Padgett
Date: 03 Oct 05 - 11:34 AM

Probably Nancy and Johnny

which has a verse

From day light in the morning he crumpled Nancy's night gown
From day light in the morning he crumpled Nancy's night gown
He crumpled Nancy's night gown from daylight til the morning
With his long fal the riddle hi do right down to his knee


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Subject: RE: baudy old song
From: GUEST,Joe_F
Date: 03 Oct 05 - 09:05 PM

For "bass" read "balls". None of us is getting any younger.

Now, the balls of a bass -- *that* would be something.

--- Joe Fineman    joe_f@verizon.net

||: The bottom line is in hell. :||


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Subject: RE: baudy old song
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 03 Oct 05 - 09:39 PM

See also

Lyr Req: The Girl I Left Behind Me
GIRL I LEFT BEHIND ME (Parody) (DT file)
Naughty kids' greatest hits II

Maybe a few others, too. The onsite search engine is your friend; at least in theory.


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Subject: RE: baudy old song
From: Snuffy
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 03:19 PM

You are informed correctly, Joe. That post at 02 Oct 05 - 06:07 AM was by me, on Selchie's computer. Forgot to log her out and myself in.


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Subject: RE: baudy old song
From: Mrrzy
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 08:04 PM

testing, testing


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Subject: RE: baudy old song
From: Mrrzy
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 08:06 PM

OK - I tried about 5 times to post this, and with the blickie and all I didn't want to try again until I knew it would work...

Anyway, the Nancy and Johnny song reminds me of this conversation about not ruffling up her gown-O - are these related, do you think?


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Subject: RE: baudy old song
From: kendall
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 08:08 PM

What's the difference between bawdy and filthy?


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Subject: RE: baudy old song
From: Joybell
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 08:21 PM

Kendall, I think Bawdy is what a lady can sing and still be considered genteel. Filthy isn't. I rather favour Naughty myself, though. Cheers, Joybell


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Subject: RE: baudy old song
From: Mrrzy
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 09:13 PM

Right - I was trying to explain the difference between bawdy and obscene - I said erotica was bawdy but porn was obscene. Or is that begging the question? I'm sure a lady can sing a bawdy song and still be a lady, but I'm not sure she stays genteel!


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Subject: RE: baudy old song
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 04 Oct 05 - 11:59 PM

Mrrzy

Most 'pop music' video clips are just 'clothed porn'.


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Subject: RE: baudy old song
From: JennieG
Date: 05 Oct 05 - 02:28 AM

As I understand it, if you use a feather that's erotic but if you use the whole chook it's pornography.

Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: she stood out there in the midnight air
From: GUEST,Bobby44
Date: 03 Mar 13 - 10:55 AM

Been trying to find this for a long time. Thanks folks. It is a relic from my youth in the army 1960's


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: she stood out there in the midnight air
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 03 Mar 13 - 11:45 AM

More years ago than I care to admit, a friend sang a song for a small group of us, to the tune of "The Girl I left Behind Me" that included the phrases:

She looked so fair in the midnight air
As the wind blew up her nightie.
So I ... (?)

It degenerated from there ...

At the time it was implied that it was a "frat song" that he apparently learned at Kansas State University, although I don't kow what fraternity he was in.

A few (half dozen) years later the same person insisted he'd never heard of any such song (he'd married by then), so I'm afraid I never heard (to recall) any more of it.

Many of the frat-rats had access to "Fraternity songbooks," some of which might have included similar material but the ones I've found (in the antique shops) have mostly been from earlier eras (?? I'm guessing) when mushy sentimentality was more the custom than recycled marching songs (i.e. pre-WWII at least?).

While the military has been possibly the richest source for such "bawdiness," very little of it was ever formally published, and if it was ever written down was only distributed as "mimeo" that turns into blank sheets of paper after 4 or 5 years. Some of these were recorded, possibly more frquently than by collectors of bawdy songs, in "college lore" so it's a possible place to look, in the US especially in the few years after large numbers of troops returned home and went to college on the "GI Bill." For unknown reasons, similar creativity seems to have been less common among those involved in the later "police actions."

I have no suggestions on how to find such (frat) songbooks except by accident.

John


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Subject: RE: Bawdy Song:she stood out there in the midnight air
From: GUEST,MacBride
Date: 25 Feb 14 - 12:20 AM

Oh she stood so fair in the midnight air
when the wind blew up her nightie
Her tits hung loose like balls on a moose
And I said god almighty
She jumped into bed and covered up her head
And I said I couldn't find her
But I knew damn well I was lying like hell
'Cause I jumped in right beside her
We flipped and we flopped
And she landed on top
And she grabbed my organ grinder
She wouldn't let loose so I turned on the juice
And now she's got a reminder


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Subject: RE: Bawdy Song:she stood out there in the midnight air
From: GUEST,me
Date: 06 Mar 14 - 10:13 PM

Here are the lyrics I remember.

She looked so well,
In the midnight air,
The wind blew up her nighty.

Her tits rolled up like the balls of a moose,
Jesus Christ all Friday.

For some reason that I never understood,it was important to say all Friday instead of almighty. It might have been a Catholic thing.

I could tell you a great story about this song.

This was in my youth in northwest Ohio.


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Subject: RE: Bawdy Song:she stood out there in the midnight air
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 06 Mar 14 - 10:56 PM

The version I heard was:
Her skin was pink light the belly of a mink,
her hair was a mare shit brown,
and her boobs hung loose like the balls of a moose,
Cause she came from an Indian town.

She stood out there in the midnight air
and the wind tore up her nighty
and the moon shone bright on her milk white tits
and I said Christ allmighty.

There's a third verse which, even when I've sung it to people who know it's at a bawdy songs workshop, gets people upset, so I won't put it down here.


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Subject: RE: Bawdy Song:she stood out there in the midnight air
From: GUEST,Wart Hog
Date: 15 Mar 16 - 10:34 AM

With hair so fair in the midnight air as the moon shown through her nighty. Tits hung loose like balls on a moose.....Jesus Christ almighty.


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Subject: RE: Bawdy Song:she stood out there in the midnight air
From: GUEST,svresolute
Date: 01 Jan 17 - 02:12 PM

Here's how I learned it back in high school:

She looked so fair in the midnight air
as the wind blew up her nighty
her tits hung loose like the balls on a moose
and I shouted Christ almighty

I fucked her once, I fucked her twice
I fucked her once too often,
I broke the mainspring in her box
and now she's in her coffin.


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Subject: RE: Bawdy Song:she stood out there in the midnight air
From: GUEST,pj
Date: 20 Jan 17 - 11:50 AM

From a friend who went to a frat at Univ Wisconsin Platteville:

She looked so fair in the midnight air
As the wind blew up her nighty
Her tits hung loose like the balls on a moose
Jesus Christ almighty

The nipples on her tits
Were as big as my thumbs
And the way she walked
Would make a dead man cum

She's a dirty motherfucker
And a rotten cocksucker
But she's my girl
and she fucks


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Subject: RE: Bawdy Song:she stood out there in the midnight air
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Feb 17 - 04:25 PM

Well, she looked so fair in the midnight air
the wind blew up her nighty
Her tits hung loose like the balls of a moose
and I whispered God almighty

Well, she jumped in bed and she covered up her head
and she swore i could not find her
I knew damn well she was lying like hell
so I jumped in right behind her

Well, we flipped and we flopped and I landed on top
And I played her organ Grinder
She really let loose when I gave her the juice
And now she's got a reminder

Sung by the Whore House Quartet
Have you got a hard-on not yet
Are you gonna get one you bet


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Subject: RE: Bawdy Song:she stood out there in the midnight air
From: GUEST,Barnacle Bill;
Date: 04 Mar 17 - 01:44 PM

This is one of my favorites....and a good warm-up song at the campfire....before the reeally bawdy songs come out.


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Subject: RE: Bawdy Song:she stood out there in the midnight air
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 16 Mar 17 - 11:20 AM

The way I remember from high school in Wisconsin early '80's:
She ran outside in the midnight air and the wind blew up her nightie,
Her tits hung loose like balls on a moose-oh Jesus Christ Almighty!
Well, she jumped in bed and hid her head and said she bet I couldn't find her,
But I knew damn well she lied like hell so I jumped right in beside her.
Well I humped her once and I humped her twice and I humped her once too often,
Cuz I broke her spring or some damn thing cuz now she's laying in her coffin.
Sung by the whore house quartet...
Doowah, doowah, doowah


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Subject: RE: Bawdy Song:she stood out there in the midnight air
From: GUEST,Hal
Date: 21 Jul 17 - 09:32 AM

The way I remember it from cub scouts in the 60's in Minnesota was: She looked so fair in the midnight air when the wind blew up her nightie. Tits hanging loose like the balls on a moose Jesus Christ almighty. She jumped in bed and covered her head and said I couldn't find her. Knew damn well she was lying like hell so I jumped right in behind her. Screwed her once screwed her twice screwed her once too often. Broke the main spring in her box and sent her to he coffin


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Subject: RE: Bawdy Song:she stood out there in the midnight air
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 16 Aug 17 - 01:29 PM

From The "Wrecks": An Anthology of Ribald Verse Collected at Reno by Anonymous

I love her in the evening gown,
I love her in her nightie;
But when moonlight flits
Between her tits,
Jesus Christ, almighty!

[The above short poem is labeled a "limerick" but the meter seems off to me.]

From London Magazine, Volume 19, 1979, page 133:

O my darling Flo,
I love you so;
I love you in your nightie.
When the moonlight flits
Across your tits,
Jesus Christ Almighty!

From The English Companion: An Idiosyncratic Guide to England & Englishness from A to Z by Godfrey Smith (C.N. Potter, 1984), page 207:

[Same as above, but beginning:]

Flo, Flo, I love you so…!

From Dancehall Days by George O'Brien (Lilliput, 1988), page 126:

Oh Peggy Sue,
I do love you,
Especially in your nightie.
When moonlight flits
Across your tits,
Oh, Jesus Christ Almighty!

From Comfort and Joy: A Comedy by Mike Harding (S. French, 1998), page 30:

Oh, I love you in your party frock,
And I love you in your dress;
I love you in your cardigan
And I love you in your vest;
But the time I love you best of all
Is when you take off your nightie,
'Cos when the moonlight flits across your tits,
Jesus Christ Almighty!

From The Folklore Historian, Volumes 22-25 (Department of English, Indiana State University, 2005), page 43:

Oh, she run downstairs in the midnight air
With the wind blowing up her nightie
Her tits hung loose like the balls on a moose
Jesus Christ Almighty!


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Subject: RE: Bawdy Song:she stood out there in the midnight air
From: GUEST,MrInterpid
Date: 28 Dec 17 - 04:28 PM

This is how I heard it about 64 or so.
She looked so fair in the midnight air the wind blew up here nighty.
Her tits hung loose like the balls on a moose I swore to god all mighty.
She jump in bed and covered up her head and swore I'd never find her.
But I knew damn well she was lying like hell because i jumped right in behind her.
So I fucked her once and I fucked her twice and I fucked her once to often cause I broke the main spring in her ass and now she's in her coffin.
Sung by the whore house quartet. Have you got a hard on, not yet. Are you going to get one, you bet. Knee deep in shit.


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