London: Printed & Sold by J. Fentum No. 78 corner of Salisbury Street, Strand, n.d. [c. 1770-1781].
Sung by Mr. [Edwin] at the Anacreontic Society. 2pp. of music and text, fully engraved, on a single folio sheet of laid paper. 1 vols. Folio (13-3/4 x 20 inches). A Jovial Jig to TNUC. Folded as posted to "Lt. General Grant, Sackville Street." Some soiling to address. For Fentum see Humphries & Smith, Music Publishing in the British Isles, and Kidson, British Music Publishers. Not in ESTC (1990) or ESTC online. Item #27690
A very rare bawdy song issued by Fentum, music engraver, seller and publisher, who was at this address from ca. 1770-1781. The key is in F, the meter a jovial 6/8, and the text consists of 6 ribald verses, of which the following is the fifth: "But should she be Prudish and say she's afraid/ On her back lay the lovely sweet blushing Maid/ Then kiss her tho' Maid or a Widow she be/ And she'll pant 'till you enter her T N U C." Printed "Sung by Mr. Huttley" with the name Huttley erased and altered by hand to "Edwin." Six other bawdy songs are advertised as ''just Published": The Fountain of Venus, The Female Gamster, The Triumph of Cook, Poor Puff, Gay Bacchus, and The Cock. Fentum was a member of the New Musical Fund. He gave grand performances in Westminster Abbey; certainly not this.
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