Without the obscenity, "The Derby Ram" may rightly be described as a comic song; it was performed by mummers and in fact has a mummers play built around it. It appears in the Roud Folk Song Index
as entry number 126. According to folk musician and historian Pete Castle, it is over 500 years old, and has up to 50 verses.
In 1855, it was adopted as the regimental song of the First Regiment of Derbyshire Militia, and later of the 95th
(Derbyshire) Regiment of Foot. And later still became the official anthem of Derby Football Club.
Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 3