“The Jolly Baker”


"I am a jolly baker, and I bake my bread brown...I've got the biggest rolling pin of any man in the town." A girl asks him to buy her a gown. She arrives with her "chemise up before." The baker lays her in many places, then boasts of other conquests


Logsdon notes a curious shift in this song: The first part is a double-entendre song, the end merely a series of sexual boasts. The strong impression is that the result is composite. But the first half seems to be unique, an the second too generic to identify, so I file it as one piece. - RBW


  1. Logsdon 57, pp. 261-264, "The Jolly Baker" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #10107
  3. BI, Logs057


Author: unknown
Earliest date: before 1976 (collected by Logsdon from Riley Neal)
Keywords: cook sex bawdy wordplay
Found in: US(SW)