“Dame Durden”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1923
Keywords: courting love work servant
Found in: Britain(England(South))

Description

"Dame Durden kept five servant maids To carry the milking pail, She also kept five lab'ring men To use the spade and flail." The sundry workers are listed, as well as their (amorous) adventures on Valentine's Day

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Recordings

References

  1. Kennedy 293, "Dame Durden" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. DT, DAMEDURD
  3. Roud #1209
  4. BI, K293