Cock of the East and West

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 Theme code Index    3355 4465
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Canada
 Genre/Style    Cape Breton/PEI
 Meter/Rhythm    Jig/Quadrille
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    6/8
 History    CANADA(Maritimes/English)
 Structure    AAB
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:Samuel Bayard
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Dance to the Fiddle March to the Fife
 Tune and/or Page number    Appendix No. 43, p. 590
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1981
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
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COCK OF THE EAST AND WEST. Canadian, Jig. Canada, Prince Edward's Island. G Major. Standard tuning. AAB. Bayard (1981) collected these bawdy lyrics with the tune:

Cock of the East and West
And cock of the North and South,
And if you don't get out of me way,
I'll put me cock in your mouth.

Bayard says: "After reciting these lines, the player seemed to have some compunctions, for he promptly remarked 'I'm afraid you fellers has formed the idea that I'm drastic!' ('Drastic' was the word he habitually used to characterise anything lewd or outrageous)."

Source for notated version: Simmons (Prince Edward Island, 1930's) [Bayard].

Printed source: Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; Appendix No. 43, p. 590.

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