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Posted By: Jim Dixon
20-Feb-14 - 12:32 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: You dirty little nipper . . .
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You dirty little nipper . . .
I wonder which came first: the above poem/song, or the catch phrase "does your mother know you're out?"

From Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present, Volume 2 by John S. Farmer and William Ernest Henley ([London:] Printed for subscribers only, 1891), page 300: