Rakes of Stony Batter, The
DESCRIPTION: "Come all you roving blades, that ramble thro the City" our time is coming to have our way with women. Lots of sexual symbolism. "Come let us take a roam, up to Stony Batter, Keep your Wife at home, for humpers will be at her"
EARLIEST DATE: 1914 (GreigDuncan7); 19C (broadside, Holloway and Black))
KEYWORDS: bawdy nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan7 1455, "Hey for Stoney Batter" (1 fragment)
NOTES: GreigDuncan7 is a fragment; Holloway and Black, Later English Broadside Ballads (Volume 1) 99, pp. 223-225 is the basis for the description.
Holloway and Black: "Stony Batter is a quarter of Dublin." - BS
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