There Was an Old Lady (I)
DESCRIPTION: Floating bawdy or scatological verses to the tune of Turkey in the Straw. The chorus urges, "Come on you bastards, come on you whores, Pull up your dresses, pull down your drawers...."
EARLIEST DATE: 1953
KEYWORDS: bawdy scatological sex nonballad
FOUND IN: US(Ro,So,SW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Cray, pp. 253-255, "There Was an Old Lady" (1 composite text, 1 tune); see also under "Ditties," pp. 264-268, which contain other verses that fit "Turkey in the Straw"
cf. "Turkey in the Straw" (tune & meter) and references there
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