is a fairly black poem, there is nothing in the song that would have earned the displeasure of the Victorian censor, but decades later, Marie Lloyd gave the guardians of public morals food for thought. When she was summoned to appear before the Vigilance Committee, she performed two of her overtly risqué songs "Oh! Mister Porter" and "A Little Of What You Fancy" with schoolgirlish innocence, and "Come Into The Garden, Maud" with such innuendo that it shocked them into silence.
A more presentable version was recorded by John McCormack. A fair recording was also made by the aforemenetioned Derek Scott, whose talents include a Professorship of Critical Musicology in the University of Leeds and composing classical music. His recording was made c1980, at baritone pitch to his own piano accompaniment.
Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2