“Daniel Cooper”

Author: 1683 (broadside, Douce Ballads 1(51a))
Keywords: sex adultery pregnancy drink bawdy humorous nonballad rake

Description

The drinking and sexual adventures of Daniel Cooper and others. When the Piper's wife lifts her smock he "claw'd her." He lies with a milk-maid who leaves happy but pregnant. Lady Cardle says he's a bonny loon. A widow dances naked for highland boys.

Notes

One text of Opie-Oxford2 523, "We're all dry with drinking on't" quotes the first verse of "Daniel Cooper"

Broadside Bodleian Douce Ballads 1(51a) includes the tune which, the broadside says, is "a Scotch tune, called Wally on't, Or, We'l welcome you to Yarrow. Up go we, Or, Jenny Gin.." - BS

Broadsides