“Chrissey's Dick”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1976 (Lehr/Best)
Keywords: sex bawdy humorous wordplay chickens
Found in: Canada(Newf)

Description

Mary Ann sends Chrissey to borrow Aunt Margaret's dick [rooster] and set among the hens. In the morning the dick is gone. Chrissey goes out and finds it. Mary Ann will raise some chicks so "we won't have to bother Aunt Margaret for her dick"

Notes

In commenting on "Bill Wiseman," Peacock wrote "To an outsider unfamiliar with local sexual symbols it appears obscure, though perhaps mildly suggestive. Similar songs occur in our own popular music too.... Millions know the words but only a few know what's going on. In Newfoundland, everyone knows what's going on." - BS

References

  1. Lehr/Best 21, "Chrissey's Dick" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, LeBe021