The Mayor Of Bayswater's Daughter

Album: Folk Classics (1802)


  • Also known simply as "Mayor Of Bayswater's Daughter," although a parody, this ditty is sufficiently notorious to be considered a song in its own right. Sung more or less to the tune of "The Ash Grove" and with variations on and in the verses, it might best be described as a rugby song, and indeed some musicologists classify it as such.

    Rugby songs are sung by rugby players and spectators, and their choruses, often fueled by much alcohol, are not for the faint-hearted; "The Mayor Of Bayswater's Daughter" is not just bawdy but patently obscene. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Lori McKennaSongwriter Interviews

Lori's songs have been recorded by Faith Hill and Sara Evans. She's performed on the CMAs and on Oprah. She also has five kids.

Gavin Rossdale of BushSongwriter Interviews

On the "schizoid element" of his lyrics, and a famous line from "Everything Zen."

David Paich of TotoSongwriter Interviews

Toto's keyboard player explains the true meaning of "Africa" and talks about working on the Thriller album.

Janis Ian: Married in London, but not in New YorkSong Writing

Can you be married in one country but not another? Only if you're part of a gay couple. One of the first famous singers to come out as a lesbian, Janis wrote a song about it.

Francesca BattistelliSongwriter Interviews

The 2011 Artist of the Year at the Dove Awards isn't your typical gospel diva, and she thinks that's a good thing.

Part of Their World: The Stories and Songs of 13 Disney PrincessesSong Writing

From "Some Day My Prince Will Come" to "Let It Go" - how Disney princess songs (and the women who sing them) have evolved.