Victor Hugo is said to have replied to all over-nice criticism of his fabulous, chapter-long disquisition on the word "merde" in "Les Miserables" (1862) -- the date at which the presumably recent New Freedom therefore really began -- with the observation that the subject in question. is both natural and necessary, in fact, indispensable, and has "all the innocence of a poor man's arse seen under his too skimpy shirt."
Even so, and whatever may be the erotic gallantry of art poetry in French and English since the sixteenth century of Pierre de Ronsard, as observed in the end note on "Shave 'Em Dry," No. 149, and No. 178, "Redwing," in the endnote on text E, any reference in modern English-language folksong and folklore to a woman's orgasm is rare.
Roll Me in Your Arms, Volume I includes 180 unexpurgated songs collected by Randolph, with tunes transcribed from the original singers.
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Volume I (folksongs and music) of an historic collection of bawdy folklore from the Ozarks. Randolph was the pre-eminent scholar in this area and compiled extensive files on the culture and patrimony of that part of the United States. This book is heavily referenced and includes the context from which the materials were derived (times, dates, original narrators).