Long Whip, The

DESCRIPTION: "'Twas of an old man who lived in the city, He had a wife who was wonderful pretty She had a good notion of writing a letter, Her husband loved well but another one better. Fol lol-de-lol lay."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1906 (Vaughan Williams collection)
KEYWORDS: beauty bawdy infidelity husband wife
FOUND IN: Britain(England)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
VaughanWilliams/Palmer, p. xvii, "(The Long Whip)" (1 excerpt, 1 tune)
Roud #2541
NOTES: This song was bawdy enough that Vaughan Williams took down only the first verse, and no other version has been identified. The description is all the text that survived. - RBW
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File: VWPxvii

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