Keyhole in the Door I had just come home and I took a room, I was all settled down to recline, When I saw a delectable maid go by, To the room next door to mine Like the bold Columbus then, I set out to explore, And I took up my position by The keyhole on the door. Cho: The keyhole in the door, My boys, the keyhole in the door I took up my position By the keyhole in the door. She first took off her slippers, Her dainty feet to show, And then she took her panties off And revealed her so-and-so, And when she stretched out on her bed, I couldn't stand no more, It was one, two, three, I turned the key In the keyhole in the door She didn't say a single word. But she took me in her arms, And pretty soon I was much engaged, In charting all her charms But just in case some other sailor `D see the sights I saw, I hung my trousers right above The keyhole in the door. That night I rode in glorious style, And other things besides, And on her lily white stomach, Boys, I had such lovely rides But when I woke next morning, Boys, My instrument was sore As if I had been using it On the keyhole in the door. Be warned by this, young sailormen And listen unto me, What I caught then, no fishermen Have ever caught at sea Beware the pox, the hidden rocks, That lie in wait ashore, It's safer far to bend your spar In the keyhole in the door. Child #27 Recorded by Oscar Brand on Bawdy Sea Songs JY
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