“The Bawdy Alphabet”

Alternate titles: “The Whore's Alphabet”; “The Tramp's Alphabet”
Author: unknown
Keywords: bawdy wordplay
Found in: US(So)


A variation of the standard Alphabet songs (Logger's, Sailor's, etc.) with A to Z references to matters sexual or private parts


Legman in Randolph-Legman II offers extensive notes to this widely known song, and particularly to the obscene and/or bawdy versions. - EC

Cross references


  1. Randolph-Legman II, pp. 616-621, "The Alphabet Song" (5 texts)
  2. Roud #159
  3. BI, RL616