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Lyr Req: The unstoppable vibrator?

16 Mar 18 - 03:00 PM (#3911447)
Subject: Lyr Req: The unstoppable vibrator?
From: topical tom

Some time ago I heard a song about a woman who was making use of a vibrator but it couldn't be shut off.Consequently she ran off squealing.Has anyone ever heard of this song? Unfortunately I do not remember the correct title or the lyrics. If you don't know of the song perhaps you know some about didoes or condoms? I'm in the mood for bawdy songs today!


16 Mar 18 - 03:17 PM (#3911451)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The unstoppable vibrator?
From: Jim Carroll

I know one that starts

"There was an engineer who died
And left hi wife unsatisfied..."

Not very nice, I'm afraid - misspent youth!
Jim Carroll


16 Mar 18 - 03:57 PM (#3911455)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The unstoppable vibrator?
From: Senoufou

Oh dear, I know that one Jim! But it went,

An engineer told me before he died (ah hum...)
And I have no reason to believe he lied etc.

But the unstoppable 'vibrator' was driven by steam...

hee hee


16 Mar 18 - 04:56 PM (#3911463)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The unstoppable vibrator?
From: Steve Gardham

Try the following in the DT 'The Prick of Steel' or 'The Bloody Great Wheel' or 'The Wheel'. That should bring up lots of versions.


17 Mar 18 - 11:07 AM (#3911512)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The unstoppable vibrator?
From: topical tom

Sorry,everyone. No luck yet.


17 Mar 18 - 01:04 PM (#3911518)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The unstoppable vibrator?
From: Lighter

The song is usually called "The Bloody Great Wheel." Many, many versions are online.

It seems to date from the nineteenth century.


17 Mar 18 - 04:11 PM (#3911534)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The unstoppable vibrator?
From: Jim Carroll

"Oh dear, I know that one Jim! But it went,"
You should be ashamed of yourself


17 Mar 18 - 04:23 PM (#3911535)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The unstoppable vibrator?
From: Senoufou

oh I am Jim, I am! Misspent youth I'm afraid! In other words the Student Union Bar in Edinburgh Uni in the early sixties, rugby songs roared out nightly.


17 Mar 18 - 04:41 PM (#3911536)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The unstoppable vibrator?
From: topical tom

It doesn't seem to be the song I was thinking of but it's even a better one!:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGQx9cg5NmM


18 Mar 18 - 09:00 AM (#3911643)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The unstoppable vibrator?
From: GUEST

Is this the one?

Engineer's Song


18 Mar 18 - 09:21 AM (#3911646)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The unstoppable vibrator?
From: Senoufou

Oh Guest, that's interesting, as there are far more verses in that version than I ever heard!


18 Mar 18 - 09:52 AM (#3911651)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The unstoppable vibrator?
From: Jim Carroll

THere's a twenty-odd page chapter of songs and stories just like this in Gershon Legman's 'No Laughing Matter - 'Dirty dirty jokes' under the title 'The Mechanical Man'
Legman conveniently put all the jokes in his large tome into italics so, when I first got it I just skipped through them   
Many years later I sat down for a month or so and read it fully - well worth the effort
Jim Carroll


18 Mar 18 - 10:08 AM (#3911656)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The unstoppable vibrator?
From: Senoufou

I used to like very much the song 'Large Balls' especially the line "With a singular twist of his muscular wrist he threw them over his head. Tararaboom!"
I'm laughing here because I just tried to google the lyrics and up came a lot of references to 'Repetitive Strain Injury'! Hahahaha!


18 Mar 18 - 11:00 AM (#3911660)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The unstoppable vibrator?
From: Lighter

I'd call "The Wheel" less of a "mechanical man" song than a "mal mariee'" song (amative wife, incapable husband).

Hate to say it, but it has all the characteristics of a "Child ballad" - one of the very last, for sure.


18 Mar 18 - 11:59 AM (#3911681)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The unstoppable vibrator?
From: topical tom

Yes, GUEST, that's the one! Good work!


18 Mar 18 - 11:59 AM (#3911682)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The unstoppable vibrator?
From: Jim Carroll

Before these 'self-help' songs ride off into the sunset, does anyone remember the complete version of the Funiculý, FuniculÓ 'Swing it, fling it' parody?
I remember a two-part verse and a chorus - I seem to remember there was more
I started to write down all of the parodies I remembered from my teens in a notebook, but when Pat came across it she decided I was entering my second letchood so I desisted
Jim Carroll


18 Mar 18 - 12:11 PM (#3911684)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The unstoppable vibrator?
From: GUEST,Senoufou

I'm sorry to say I know this one too Jim.
If you go to lionslair.com masterbation song (yes, that spelling!) the lyrics are there.
Please don't tell the Vicar.


18 Mar 18 - 12:15 PM (#3911685)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The unstoppable vibrator?
From: Jim Carroll

Knew I could rely on you San
Why didn't I know you when I was younger!!
Jim


18 Mar 18 - 12:15 PM (#3911686)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The unstoppable vibrator?
From: Jim Carroll

Knew I could rely on you San
Why didn't I know you when I was younger!!
Jim


18 Mar 18 - 12:24 PM (#3911688)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The unstoppable vibrator?
From: Senoufou

I unfortunately had a rather drunken Scottish boyfriend in Edinburgh, and he exerted much energy in 'educating' me by taking me along to these sessions. I was enchanted and earnestly learned all the words.
I was only seventeen, tiny, skinny with waist-length hair, and very innocent.
Now I have to be content with rude Malinke words taught to me by my husband. Sadly he doesn't know any naughty songs. :(


18 Mar 18 - 04:38 PM (#3911730)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The unstoppable vibrator?
From: topical tom

Here is another version of that song:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGQx9cg5NmM


18 Mar 18 - 05:04 PM (#3911734)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The unstoppable vibrator?
From: Senoufou

The tune we sang it to was 'Froggy Went A-Courting'.


18 Mar 18 - 05:24 PM (#3911740)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The unstoppable vibrator?
From: Lighter

The usual older tune (without the "titty-bum" refrains) was the hymn tune "Old Hundredth."

Other hymn tunes have been used as well.


19 Mar 18 - 03:16 AM (#3911802)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The unstoppable vibrator?
From: Senoufou

Ah, that's 'All People That On Earth Do Dwell'.
I always imagined these rugger songs to have been started by Eton lads or similar, as they have an Upper Class ring to them, and use, as you say, various hymn tunes. They sound quite 'posh' to me!


19 Mar 18 - 08:31 AM (#3911844)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The unstoppable vibrator?
From: Lighter

The progenitor, ca1840:

http://ballads.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/static/images/sheets/20000/16415.gif


20 Mar 18 - 08:35 AM (#3912023)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The unstoppable vibrator?
From: GUEST,Jack Campin

Is there a singable version of the "magic penis stop" joke?