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Margo 03 Sep 99 - 01:07 AM
Hutzul 03 Sep 99 - 02:24 AM
catspaw49 03 Sep 99 - 10:21 AM
wildlone 03 Sep 99 - 04:47 PM
Margo 03 Sep 99 - 06:07 PM
Tony Burns 03 Sep 99 - 08:14 PM
WyoWoman 27 Nov 99 - 12:33 AM
SeanM 27 Nov 99 - 12:40 AM
catspaw49 27 Nov 99 - 12:53 AM
Bruce O. 27 Nov 99 - 01:35 AM
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Subject: RE: Occasional Stray into Bawdiness
From: Margo
Date: 03 Sep 99 - 01:07 AM

This is rich! I'm reading about sea shantys and the writer describes them thusly:

. Secondly, when the chanteyman did improvise using "plain" language, (the chorus lines were almost always proper -- and much louder), it was with a kind of forthright, honest, and jovial obscenity that makes people laugh even when the songs are heard today.

I love it! FORTHRIGHT, HONEST, and JOVIAL OBSCENITY! Catspaw! I found your soul mate! *B,BG*

Margarita


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Subject: RE: Occasional Stray into Bawdiness
From: Hutzul
Date: 03 Sep 99 - 02:24 AM

Anyone remember Oscar Brand's "Bawdy Songs & Backroom Ballads"? I seem to remember wearing it down to tissue thin in the college dorm.


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Subject: RE: Occasional Stray into Bawdiness
From: catspaw49
Date: 03 Sep 99 - 10:21 AM

LMAO...Damn Margo, I LOVE IT!!!!!!! I think I'll have to have a sign or some business cards made up:

CATSPAW49 *** "Spaw"
Mudcat Practitioner of
FORTHRIGHT,HONEST,and JOVIAL OBSCENITY
www.mudcat.org *** Available Most Hours

Spaw -- Forthright,Honest,and Jovial Obscenity Practitioner


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Subject: RE: Occasional Stray into Bawdiness
From: wildlone
Date: 03 Sep 99 - 04:47 PM

I heard a song years ago,something like My man John had a thing that was long, My maid Mary had a thing that was hairy. My man John put his thing that was long, Into my maid Mary's thing that was hairy. It was about putting a new head on a broom.


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Subject: RE: Occasional Stray into Bawdiness
From: Margo
Date: 03 Sep 99 - 06:07 PM

So did they make a clean sweep of it? Haha.....I'd say that's Forthright, honest, and jovial obscenity! Ding! you rang the bell, now go collect your prize!

Margarita

PS, funny thing is that I have even described sea shanty double entendre as quaint compared to some of the stuff you hear today. I like it, myself. I must be obscene. And certainly, I'm not seen here. Hahaha


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Subject: RE: Occasional Stray into Bawdiness
From: Tony Burns
Date: 03 Sep 99 - 08:14 PM

"Anyone remember Oscar Brand's "Bawdy Songs & Backroom Ballads"?"

Ha! The only Oscar Brand record I remember is Brand X. I was under the impression for years that Oscar knew nothing but bawdy songs.


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Subject: RE: Occasional Stray into Bawdiness
From: WyoWoman
Date: 27 Nov 99 - 12:33 AM

Excellent, Sean. That's exactly the one I was thinking of. Did you see those lyrics we were looking for? I haven't looked this over carefully.

WW


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Subject: RE: Occasional Stray into Bawdiness
From: SeanM
Date: 27 Nov 99 - 12:40 AM

Nope... but just in case... HEY EVERYONE!!! Now that I've got your attention, we're on a hunt to find the lyrics to "If I Can't Sell It (Gonna Keep Sittin' on It)" on another thread... it got mentioned in passing waaaaaay back at the start of the thread... if anyone's got 'em, the lucky questioner's awaiting your response on the new thread over here, and I'm sure she'd love to hear from you!

Thank you!

M


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Subject: RE: Occasional Stray into Bawdiness
From: catspaw49
Date: 27 Nov 99 - 12:53 AM

Geez, this thread is like a "Blue Clicky Hell"...I think my back button is worn out!!! Now this song is driving me nuts!

ANYBODY GOT IT FOLLOW SEAN'S ADVICE ABOVE

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Occasional Stray into Bawdiness
From: Bruce O.
Date: 27 Nov 99 - 01:35 AM

Wildlone's song, "My man John", entitled "The Riddle explain'd", c 1720, is among the riddles near the end of the Scarce Songs 1 file on my website.


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Subject: RE: Occasional Stray into Bawdiness
From: SeanM
Date: 27 Nov 99 - 01:40 AM

Local (Southern CA) group does an acapella "My Man John", along with a lot of other decent trad songs... Glad to see a date on John though... one of the guys was wondering.

M


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Subject: RE: Occasional Stray into Bawdiness
From: Lorne Brown
Date: 27 Nov 99 - 11:38 AM

I like Grit lakin's The Photogrpaher, which is in the data base, i think.

Lorne Brown


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Subject: RE: Occasional Stray into Bawdiness
From: Lorne Brown
Date: 27 Nov 99 - 11:38 AM

That's Grit Laskin, sorry.


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Subject: RE: Occasional Stray into Bawdiness
From: Alice
Date: 27 Nov 99 - 11:51 AM

then there is the great duo of Butterbeans and Suzie

I want a hotdog for my roll
I want it hot, I don't want it cold,
There can be no excuse,
It should have lots of juice,
I want a hotdog for my roll.


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Subject: RE: Occasional Stray into Bawdiness
From: SeanM
Date: 20 Jan 01 - 06:05 PM

Refreshingly exhaustive discussion being refreshed.

M


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Subject: RE: Occasional Stray into Bawdiness
From: jaze
Date: 20 Jan 01 - 07:53 PM

Bonnie Raitt gets down and dirty on "Love Me Like A Man"--"I want a man to rock me like my backbone was his own"


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Subject: RE: Occasional Stray into Bawdiness
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 03 Sep 03 - 12:30 AM

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