“I-Yi-Yi-Yi (Limericks)”


Marked by verses in the form of limericks, always bawdy. Most deal with sexual machinery, either human or mechanical


As will be seen from the cross-references, this piece has an assembled tune, and not all versions have the same melody. Nor are there any lyrics found consistently. It classifies as a single song more or less by default. - RBW

Cross references

  • cf. "Cielito Lindo" (tune) and references there
  • cf. "Waltz Me Around Again Willie" (lyrics)


  • Anonymous singers, "Limericks" (on Unexp1)


  1. Cray, pp. 216-223, "I-Yi-Yi-Yi" (4 texts, 2 tunes)
  2. Roud #10247
  3. BI, EM216


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1959
Keywords: bawdy technology
Found in: US(SW,So)