ready, willing and able-1825

James A. Landau JJJRLandau at AOL.COM
Sat May 1 20:22:51 UTC 2004

In a message dated  Fri, 30 Apr 2004 09:51:04 -0400,  Page Stephens
<hpst at EARTHLINK.NET> wrote

>  An old friend of mine who was in the marines in WWII used to use the phrase
>  "ready, willing and Mabel" to describe a willing girl.

Perhaps from the folk song "It was the good ship Venus", one of whose stanzas

       The captain's daughter Mabel
       Was ready, willing, and able
       To fornicate
       With the second mate
       Upon the chartroom table

               - James A. Landau

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