I Am a Coachman
DESCRIPTION: A coachman kisses, courts and lies with the women; "when I am tired I get up and ride." A blacksmith's delight "is in stopping of holes." A fisherman fished "for a boy but I did get a wench"
EARLIEST DATE: 1906 (Reeves-Circle)
KEYWORDS: sex work bawdy nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Reeves-Circle 68, "I Am a Coachman" (1 text)
NOTES: We can guess at the tune for Reeves-Circle: the chorus is "Derry down, Down down derry down."
Reeves-Circle: "Probably incomplete, since the catalogue of trades, each with its metaphorical sexual significance, may be extended indefinitely.... ribald songs on similar lines are in current circulation."
For one "ribald song on similar lines" see broadside Bodleian, Harding B 11(1381), "Jack of All Trades" ("Oh! I am a drover I drive along the road"), J. Pitts (London), 1819-1844. - BS
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