Australia is often seen as one of the last frontiers of bawdy folklore - probably reflecting the country's 19th century pioneering past as a male-dominated, remote, work hard and play hard society. Cultural historian, Warren Fahey, has been collecting and analysing this material for over 45 years and in this disgusting and hilarious book he explains Australian bawdry in all its sexist, homophobic, ageist and racist glory. In many ways this collection represents past times (before the 'politically correct police' moved in) and a disappearing tradition.
INDEX TO SECTIONS
1. Let me count the ways I love you.
Alpha-Numerical songs starting with ‘A’ is for A******e’
2. Balls to You and Sweet Fanny Adams.
Songs about sexual organs and other interesting body parts.
3. Please Don’t Burn Our Shithouse Down.
Scatological humour and the infamous Australian dunny.
4. The Bastard From The Bush.
Songs & recitations from beyond the Black Stump.
5. Friggin’ In The Riggin’
Rum, Buggery & the Lash – Maritime bawdry on the high seas.
6. Beasts of Burden.
Animals, birds, reptiles and other low life.
7. Lusty Smiths and Mouldy Maidenheads.
Classic songs about thrashing machines and chastity belts.
8. What A Pack of Wankers
Self-abuse and amusement.
9. Rock, Rattle and Roll Me Over In The Clover And Do It Again.
Look what they’ve done to my song! Music and advertising parodies
10. Keeping It In The Family
Bawdry from the home and playground.
11. Odds and Sods
Gays, racists, politicians and other odd sods
12. My God How The Money Rolls In.
Whores and brothels in bawdry
13. Don’t Let Your Dingle Dangle In The Dirt
Army, Navy and Air Force Songs.
14. Rugby Buggers and Boozing Buddies
Sporting clans and bedazzled fans.
15. Holy Hell!
Religion takes a knock and Santa rings the bells.
16. Here’s to the Horse’s Arse.
Traditional bawdy toasts