Mudcat Café message #3375874 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #145880   Message #3375874
Posted By: GUEST,Lighter
13-Jul-12 - 04:58 PM
Thread Name: Origins: The Priest and the Nuns
Subject: RE: Origins: The Priest and the Nuns
To judge from other bawdy songs actually printed in the 19th C., I see no reason to assume that Harlow bowdlerized this one.

Maybe he did, maybe he didn't. But the song seems wittier with double rather than single entendres.