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June 23, 2005 2:28 AM   Subscribe

Immortalia: a website ‘dedicated to traditional bawdy songs, erotic toasts and other recitations.’ See, for example, the list of bawdy songbooks, variously in text and PDF formats, beginning with songs from a 1661 book of ‘Merry Drollery.’ Many songs are displayed alongside the appropriate sheet music, for example I Used To Work In Chicago and The Sexual Life of the Camel. There are numerous mp3s too, both samples and entire songs, many of which are field recordings by the site’s proprietor, John Mehlberg. Please note that the songs range from plain stupid to extremely offensive, that many pages have embedded audio, and that the site is confusingly-organised and may crash your browser. The site as a whole is NSFW.
posted by misteraitch (12 comments total)

 
Neat. Beats Kipling on camel's hump.
posted by TimothyMason at 3:32 AM on June 23, 2005


Sorry - litote. This is bloody magnificent
posted by TimothyMason at 3:41 AM on June 23, 2005


With a reccomendation like that - how could anyone resist?
posted by SamSugar at 3:53 AM on June 23, 2005


I'm also a big fan of Seedy Songs and Rotten Rhymes
posted by PeterMcDermott at 4:41 AM on June 23, 2005


I have no good reason for mentioning this here, but Wicked Weasel is an online store where you can buy, and shop for, yes, shop, spend many hours shopping, for all sorts of great bikinis.

Depending on where you work, and what you do, it's probably not work safe. If you're like me, it could probably keep you from getting any work done, and keep you up late at night.

I didn't think I had any interest in bikinis whatsoever before finding this site. Who knew.
posted by nervousfritz at 5:38 AM on June 23, 2005


Hey, they even have the hedgehog song !!

But not this version !!
posted by Pendragon at 6:08 AM on June 23, 2005


See also: John Valby [NSFW album covers at second link]. John's a gifted concert painist. Among his gifts are a filthy mind.
posted by Doohickie at 6:34 AM on June 23, 2005


Oh, the eagles, they fly high in Mobile.
Oh, the eagles, they fly high in Mobile.
Oh, the eagles, they fly high,
And they shit right in your eye.
Thank the Lord that cows don't fly in Mobile.


Ha!
posted by Termite at 11:41 AM on June 23, 2005


Here's the full version of 'She was Poor ...'
posted by TimothyMason at 12:05 PM on June 23, 2005


I wrote perhaps the most offensive Rugby song of all time in college.

It was sung once.


Just once.

I love these songs misteraitch
posted by Smedleyman at 2:43 PM on June 23, 2005


Took me back to my Rugby days...

Unfortunately, he doesn't have "The Shameless Hussy Song", which we used to sing at demonstrations at my alma mater in the mid-80's. I can't remember all the words, and it's been driving me nuts for years. Starts out, "We're shameless hussies and we don't give a damn..."

Would love to see the lyric for your offensive rugby song, Smedleyman.
posted by QIbHom at 3:51 PM on June 23, 2005


QIbHom - no...no, you wouldn't. Almost got me set on fire, excommunicated etc. etc.
I wrote it purposely to be offensive.

...it's not bad though. If you e-mail me I'll send you some.
posted by Smedleyman at 12:45 PM on June 24, 2005


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