To carry out a simple search, type the term that you want to find in the Search box next to the Advanced Search tab, and press enter.
For a more refined search of songs or tunes use the Advanced search function. To carry out a search on two or more terms at once, e.g. Collector+Roud Number, select each term as above and then click search.
Be sure to clear previous searches before starting a new one by clicking on the x next to each search term at the top.
Also known as “The Game of All Fours”, this thinly-veiled sexual metaphor has been in circulation for nearly 200 years. It is really a male sexual fantasy of a meeting with a nymphomaniac on a country walk. It has appeared on broadsides from about 1820 onwards. Nearly all the collected versions are from England and it is particularly favoured by the gypsy community, who would be familiar with the card game of the same name.