Mudcat Café message #4030581 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #157878   Message #4030581
Posted By: Steve Gardham
27-Jan-20 - 02:47 PM
Thread Name: Dave Harker, Fakesong
Subject: RE: Dave Harker, Fakesong
The Saucy Sailor, a dirty old tap-room song? My god, have things changed. I've had it sung to me by very prim old ladies. There's no hint of bawdry or sex in it. The girl won't have a tarry sailor for a husband until she sees his money then he turns the tables on her and rejects her. Are we definitely talking about Roud 531 here? The other one, Roud 530 is even more innocuous, a dialogue between mother and daughter, mother persuading daughter not to marry a sailor.