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Posted By: George
21-Jul-99 - 10:09 AM
Thread Name: Occasional Stray into Bawdiness
Subject: RE: Occasional Stray into Bawdiness
OK . .

June Tabor's "Fair Maid of Islington" on Aleyn (?) - her most recent CD, anyway.

Of course June always reckons her reason for choosing another song was that it contains the line "She rose and shot her false willy . . ."

Still within June's repetoire there's "Flash Company" . .

And moving away a little there's "The bonny black hare", or slightly less explicit, "The Molecatcher".

Hell, the English tradition is full of them . . I recall the Oyster Band once introducing a song by saying "any line which isn't a double entendre is probably a triple entendre".

And going back a bit and away from folk, there's Dowland's "Man (is for the woman made)"