The Mayor Of Bayswater's Daughter

Album: Folk Classics (1802)

Songfacts®:

  • 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

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