Wayward Boy, The
DESCRIPTION: The Wayward Boy has sex with a girl, who gives him "pimples thick" upon his penis in exchange for the "two little mutts up her guts."
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FOUND IN: US(SW,So)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Cray, pp. 86-89, "The Wayward Boy" (1 text, 1 tune)
Randolph-Legman I, p. 146, "Two Ruby Red Lips" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "The Fire Ship" (plot) and references there
cf. "The Girl I Left Behind Me (lyric)" (tune & meter) and references there
NOTES [37 words]: Legman styles the one-stanza fragment in Randolph-Legman I by an alternate title. - EC
Not to be confused with the Charlie Poole song of the same title (Rorrer, p. 87), which does not appear to be a traditional song. - RBW
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