Source: Coeur d'Ennui Letchers Guild Songbook

Bibliography, Discography, Acknowledgements


American Ballads: Naughty, Ribald and Classic; Edited by Charles O'Brien Kennedy and David Jordan; Premier Books, Fawcett Publications, Inc.; 1952

The Bawdy and the Naughty; Edited by Harold H Hart; Hart Publishing Company, Inc.; 1971

Bawdy Ballads and Lusty Lyrics; Edited by John Henry Johnson; Pocket Books; 1970; (Droke House; 1950)

Bawdy Ballads and Sexy Songs; Edited by Craig McGregor; Tower Publications, Inc; 1972

Bawdy Songs and Backroom Ballads; Edited by Oscar Brand; Caravell Books, Inc.; (Dorchester Press, Ltd.; 1960)

The Dirty Song Book; Edited by E.R. Linton; Medco Books; 1965

Folk Songs of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales; Edited by William Cole; Doubleday and Company, Inc.; 1961

Locker Room Ballads; Edited by Harry Morgan; Ace Books;

More Rugby Songs; Edited by Harry Morgan; Sphere Books; 1968

The New Song Fest Deluxe; Edited by Dick and Beth Best; Intercollegiate Outing Club Association; 1948

Pills to Purge Melancholy (Wit and Mirth, or, Pills to Purge Melancholy); Edited by Thomas D'Urfey; Folklore Library Publishers, Inc.; 1959. This is a facsimile reproduction of the 1876 reprint of the original edition of 1719-1720. The six volumes of the original are bound two books to the current volume.

Roll Me Over; Edited by Harry Babad; Oak Publications; 1972

Rugby Songs (Why Was He Born So Beautiful and Other Rugby Songs); Edited by Harry Morgan; Sphere Books; 1967

Sixty Ribald Songs from Pills to Purge Melancholy; Edited by S.A.J. Bradley; Frederick A Praeger, Publishers; 1967

Songs for Swinging Housemothers; Edited by Frank Lynn; Oak Publications; 1963


Bawdy Songs and Backroom Ballads; Volumes 1, 2, and 4; Oscar Brand; Audio Fidelity

Bawdy Songs Goes to College; Oscar Brand; Audio Fidelity

Greensleeves; and 57 Other Favorite Folk Songs; Edited by William Cole, various artists; Reader's Digest Records

Pills to Purge Melancholy; Will Holt; Stinson Records

Son of Dalliance; Ed McCurdy; Elektra Records

The Unicorn; The Irish Rovers; MCA Records

When Dalliance Was in Flower and Maidens Lost Their Heads; Ed McCurdy; Elektra Records; (this was reissued on the Elektra label as Bawdy Ballads of Shakespears's Time)


The editor gratefully acknowledges the invaluable assistance of many of his friends:

Artwork: page 11-Luciana; Page 22 - Lady Alaine Anathea; all other- Meg of the Green Field;

Music (i.e., "Please play this one for me - you know I can't read music.") Luciana and Jonathan Green Rider (Greenrider?)

Loan of Records: Jim Furstenberg (not SCA, but a fine letcher all the same); Marguerite Jeanette; Justin the Curator; Beorn Wendigo of the Ivory Tower (and his wife Abeilette des Mouline who actually had to unearth the albums for me)

Loan of Books: Lady Madeleine de Simenin-Jarvais; shusashi Juki; Judith the Honest; and, overwhelmingly, Jillian of Andeleye

Loan of Typewriters: Lady Alaine Anathea; Lord Hedric of Northumberland

For everything good in his life: his Lady wife, Rosamund

The observant reader will have noticed the disproportionate representation of the fair sex in the acknowledgements. There may be some truth in the final two lines of another favorite song of the Letchers Guild:

If all them young ladies were singing this song,
It would be twice as spicy and ten times as long!

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