Baildon : Primrose opening graced the bank, The : Choir offer
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Composer: Joseph Baildon (c.1727 - 1774)
Lyrics: Anon, probably the composer
One of Baildon's works in which he maintains his precedency in setting semi-disguised pornography. Many composers would use a May day setting to introduce a maypole: Baildon includes an imposing erection of an entirely different nature. Phill (despite appearances) is a young maiden, whereas Frank is clearly a fine, upstanding swain.
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