Sergeant Tally-Ho

DESCRIPTION: Singer boasts of his travels; he's courted all over America, England, France and Spain. The colonel's wife, hearing of his prowess, wishes to see "the naked truth", so he pulls out his "lusty pin;" she says, "You shall be my handy man."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1938 (recording, Warde Ford)
LONG DESCRIPTION: Singer boasts of his wide travels, saying he's courted all over America, England, France and Spain. The colonel's wife, having heard of his prowess, wishes to see "the naked truth", so he pulls out his "lusty pin" as she leads him to the bedroom, saying, "You shall be my handy man." And, frustratingly, there the only recorded version of the song ends.
KEYWORDS: sex bragging request army travel bawdy
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RECORDINGS:
Warde Ford, "Sargeant Tally-Ho" (AFS 4100 B1, 1938; tr.; in AMMEM/Cowell)
NOTES: I've not seen this anywhere else, and neither has Ed Cray. The magnificent tune is distinctly British-sounding. - PJS
File: RcSTH

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