“There Was an Old Lady (I)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1953
Keywords: bawdy scatological sex nonballad
Found in: US(Ro,So,SW)


Floating bawdy or scatological verses to the tune of Turkey in the Straw. The chorus urges, "Come on you bastards, come on you whores, Pull up your dresses, pull down your drawers...."

Cross references


  1. Cray, pp. 253-255, "There Was an Old Lady" (1 composite text, 1 tune); see also under "Ditties," pp. 264-268, which contain other verses that fit "Turkey in the Straw"
  2. BI, EM253