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Posted By: GUEST,Bruce O.
17-Apr-01 - 11:06 PM
Thread Name: Bawdy songs for women to sing
Subject: RE: Bawdy songs for women to sing
I've already pointed out "Trap; or the young lass/ My thing is my own", which is much latter than Elizabethan (Charles II's time). Almost all bawdy Elizabeth songs known are in the Scarce Songs 1 file on my website. [Maulken was a country maid/ Carman's Whistle/ Watkin's Ale/ Nash's Dildoe, and a few not known to have ever been printed. See also the long history of "Dabbling in the dew makes mikmaids fair" there. "Friar and Nun" is pre-Elizabethan, as are those in Robbins' and 2 other collections of 14th and 15 century secular lyrics). Also pre-Elizabethan is "Kitt hath lost her key" and other songs in 'Bassus', 1530 (Collier's forged version of "Kitt" is 1846-8]