Mudcat Café message #4030593 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #157878   Message #4030593
Posted By: GUEST,jag
27-Jan-20 - 03:21 PM
Thread Name: Dave Harker, Fakesong
Subject: RE: Dave Harker, Fakesong
In brief M G Myer had commented in a review that "the most a Copper-song ploughboy will get up to is to 'take a winsome lass for to sit on his knee'" and Bob Copper wrote to him saying " your theory that the songs were 'bowdlerised' in their transition from taproom to parlour is absolutely correct. Dad told me that his mother was most strict about such matters and would not even allow Grand-dad to sing 'Jack Tar becuase of the line 'Oh, you're dirty love and your flirty love and you smell so of tar'. - There's puritan for you! (as they say)". (FMJ v5 n5 p623)