DESCRIPTION: Singer meets a maid who asks him to "show me the way... to the weaver's house." He agrees and, on the way, tries to seduce her. She resists and runs away when he says "if another man were in my shoes he'd spoil your thread." "She was too smart for me"
EARLIEST DATE: 1947 (OCroinin-Cronin)
KEYWORDS: seduction escape bawdy rake
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
OCroinin-Cronin 142, "Sweet Lisbweemore" (1 text, 1 tune)
Elizabeth Cronin, "Sweet Lisbweemore" (on IRECronin01)
NOTES: For another example of thread and yarn as a sexual symbol see "Ball of Yarn" - BS
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