“Tickle My Toe”


In successive verses of this bawdy cumulative song, the singer lays his finger or touches his lady friend on the toe, knee, thigh, "funny thing," etc. With each he asks what it is and she gives a nonsensical reply.


Legman offers substantial notes on the history of this song in Randolph-Legman I. - EC

It can, obviously, be difficult to tell this from "A-Roving" and, especially, "Yo Ho." The reader is strongly advised to check that song as well as this. - RBW

Cross references


  • Pat MacNamara, "I Left My Hand" (on IRClare01)


  1. Randolph-Legman I, pp. 545-551, "Tickle My Toe" (5 texts, 1 tune)
  2. BI, RL545


Author: unknown
Keywords: bawdy cumulative
Found in: US(So) Ireland