The Erotic Muse: American Bawdy Songsby Ed Cray, Cray
A unique scholarly collection of bawdy or forbidden American folksongs. Presents the full texts of some 125 songs, with melodies for most of them & detailed annotations for all. The authors commentary places the songs in historical, social, &, where appropriate, psychological context. Bawdy songs are a major part of traditional songlore yet have always been given short shrift in serious publications on folk music. Crays wonderful study cloaks this fascinating subject with academic respectability without diminishing the charm of the delectable body within.
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