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Thread #145880   Message #3375783
Posted By: Gibb Sahib
13-Jul-12 - 01:26 PM
Thread Name: Origins: The Priest and the Nuns
Subject: RE: Origins: The Priest and the Nuns
Thank you, all. I had the sneaking suspicion that something else was out there, under another name or cover, that I was missing. Now I can rest easy for a while, and maybe if something turns up one day, this thread will come back!

We should note that the lyrics so kindly posted by Joe are Bryant's adaptation of those in Harlow. It's absolutely clear that Harlow often bowdlerized, and there is a good chance he did it here. The "unexpurgated" version, however, is one person's interpretation of what might have been, not necessarily what must have been. The song is already bawdy however you slice it. There is no compelling need for the profanity, "fuck," in place of the perfectly clever "treated". Anyway.

Attribution added to the lyrics. Thanks, Gibb. -Joe Offer-