Furze Field, The
DESCRIPTION: The singer advises her lover how to hunt pheasant in her furze field (loaded gun), fish in her fishpond (rod, hooks, and angles "down to the bottom") and rabbits in her warren (ferret ... down to the bottom).
EARLIEST DATE: 1907 (Reeves-TheEverlastingCircle)
KEYWORDS: sex hunting bawdy nonballad animal dog
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Reeves-TheEverlastingCircle 47, "The Furze Field" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Roger deV. Renwick, _Recentering Anglo/American Folksong: Sea Crabs and Wicked Youths_, University Press of Mississippi, 2001, p. 68, "The Furze Field" (1 text)
NOTES [29 words]: Reeves-TheEverlastingCircle: "This comprehensive invitation to a sexual encounter, expressed in sporting metaphor, must originally have been intended to be sung by a woman." - BS
Last updated in version 4.1
Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List
Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography
The Ballad Index Copyright 2021 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.