Sal's Got a Meatskin

DESCRIPTION: "Sal's got a meatskin hid away/gonna get a meatskin someday"; "Sal a-sailing on the sea/Sal got a meatskin a-waiting for me"; more verses along that line.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1930s (recording, Carlisle Bros.)
KEYWORDS: sex virginity bawdy nonballad
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Cohen/Seeger/Wood, p. 63, "Sal's Got a Meatskin" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber-FSWB, p. 156, "Sal Got A Meatskin" (1 text)

Roud #4201
Arthur "Brother-in-Law" Armstrong, "Johnny Got a Meat Skin Laid Away" (AFS 3979 A2, 1940)
Cliff & Bill Carlisle, "Sal Got a Meatskin" (Panachord 25639/Vocalion 02740 [as Clifford Bros.], 1934; rec. 1933; on TimesAint03)
New Lost City Ramblers, "Sal Got a Meatskin" (on NLCR03, NLCR11, NLCRCD1)

cf. "Sal Got A Sugarlip"
cf. "Great Big Taters in Sandy Land" (floating verses)
cf. "Sally Anne" (lyrics)
NOTES [24 words]: A "meatskin" is fat pork, used to grease a pan and as an anti-inflammatory folk medicine. In this song, however, it refers to a maidenhead. - PJS
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