Note: Lomax asks Jeannie to tell the story of "She Was A Rum One: in "own way… in plain, country language." The woman of the song is "too liberal with men," Jeannie says. Alan then asks Jeannie about the pleasure women derive from sex, as culturally "it's not the same everywhere." A purely anthropological question…The discussion continues about learning sexual mores and courtship. She tells Lomax a story about a prostitute that once lived above her family, the moral of which is "there's a sod born every week."
About the session: Interviews with and songs sung by Regina "Jeannie" Robertson, MBE, "acclaimed balladeer of Scotland's travelling clans."
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