“Please, Don't Burn Our Shithouse Down”


The singer pleads for his/her outhouse, chronicling the family's woes, and promises to pay [tax?].

Cross references


  1. Cray, pp. 109-111, "Please, Don't Burn Our Shithouse Down" (5 texts, 1 tune)
  2. Randolph-Legman I, pp. 191-195, "Finest Fucking Family" (2 texts, 1 tune)
  3. Roud #10270
  4. BI, EM109


Alternate titles: “Finest Fucking Family in the Land”; “My Father Was Hung for Sheep-Stealing (as a Horse Thief)”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1733 (Thomson's Orpheus Caledonius)
Found in: Australia Canada Britain(England,Scotland) Ireland US(ubiquitous) New Zealand