German Clockwinder, The
DESCRIPTION: A German (clockwinder/musician) comes to town, offering to "(mend/wind) (clocks/pianos)" by day or night. A lady takes his offer. Her husband finds them at work. He beats the German, who vows never again "to wind up the clock of another man's wife."
EARLIEST DATE: 1954
KEYWORDS: technology bawdy sex foreigner
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South,Lond)) Ireland
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Kennedy-FolksongsOfBritainAndIreland 201, "The German Musicianer" (1 text, 1 tune)
Harry Cox, "The Old German Musicianer" (on HCox01); "German Musicianer" (on FSBFTX19)
cf. "Green Grows the Laurel (Green Grow the Lilacs)" (alternate tune)
The German Clockmaker
The Wonderful German Musician
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