Whene'er my dame a-hedging goes (John Wall Callcott)
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2013-05-13). Score information: A4, 3 pages, 64 kB Copyright: Personal
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First published: 1788
Description: This is one of those catches that is more lubricious in performance than the anodyne lyrics might suggest.
Original text and translations
Whene'er my dame a-hedging goes
She gets a little prick between her toes.
And then, alas, she loudly cries,
For the anguish spreads above her thighs.
While ev'ry remedy I can obtain
Is not enough to ease her pain.
Spoiler: revealed phrase "A little prick between her thighs is not enough"