“Caviar Comes from Virgin Sturgeon”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1934
Keywords: bawdy humorous animal
Found in: Australia Canada Britain(England) US(MW,So,SW)

Description

This quatrain ballad extols the virtues of caviar as an aphrodisiac; reports that the singer's parents were a lighthouse keeper and a mermaid; and details the sex lives of various denizens of the deep

Notes

While the recording on "The Unexpurgated Folk Songs of Men" is [listed as] "Eddystone Light," it's mostly this song. Of course, they overlap so heavily that the distinction is fishy. - PJS

Cross references

Recordings

References

  1. Cray, pp. 240-243, "Caviar Comes from the Virgin Sturgeon" (3 texts, 1 tune)
  2. JHJohnson, pp. 124-126, "The Ballad of The Virgin Sturgeon" (1 text)
  3. Silber-FSWB, p. 157, "The Virgin Sturgeon" (1 text)
  4. DT, VRGNSTRG* VRGNSTR2* VRGNSTR3*
  5. Roud #10131
  6. BI, EM240