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Thread #36064   Message #495871
Posted By: dick greenhaus
01-Jul-01 - 10:36 AM
Thread Name: What makes a good bawdy lyric ?
Subject: RE: BS: What makes a good bawdy lyric ?
Innaresting. Ed Cray (author of The Erotic Muse) defines a "bawdy" song as one containing the "dirty" words; I've come to define it as one in which the primary content of the song is sexual (or scatalogical) regardless of the language employed. We've had some arguments about this. Others seem to define "bawdy" as contrasted to "dirty"--with the no-no words deleted.

It's hard to discuss the subject of bawdy songs--one that's well worth discussing--without defining terms.