Navvy on the Line

DESCRIPTION: "I'm a nipper, I'm a ripper, I'm a navvy on the line... All the ladies love the navvies, And the navvies love the fun, There'll be plenty little babies When the railway's done." Independent verses generally about the sexual exploits/desires of the navvies
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1968 (Meredith/Anderson)
KEYWORDS: railroading courting sex bawdy
FOUND IN: Australia
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Meredith/Anderson, p. 217, "Navvy on the Line" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: Roy Palmer, The Folklore of Warwickshire, Rowman and Littlefield, 1976, p. 53, gives a single verse of a children's song, beginning "I'm a navvy, you'm a navvy, Working on the line; Five and twenty bob a week, And all the overtime." Clearly it derives from the same original, but it seems likely that it evolved in a very different direction. Roud appears to file this piece as his #13310. - RBW
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File: MA217

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