“Cod Fish Song”


A man brings home a "cod fish," and places it in the chamberpot for safekeeping. When his wife goes to relieve herself, the codfish jumps up her "you-know-what." Husband and wife chase the fish around the room, and kill it with a broom.

Cross references


  • Nora Cleary, "The Codfish" (on Voice07)


  1. Cray, pp. 5-6, "Cod Fish Song" (1 text)
  2. Copper-SoBreeze, pp. 288-289, "Little Fisherman" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Roud #149
  4. BI, EM005


Author: Oscar Brand has claimed a copyright on this version of "The Sea Crab."
Earliest date: c. 1955
Found in: US(Ap) Britain(England(South)) Ireland