Dog's-Meat Man, The

DESCRIPTION: "In (Grays-Inn Lane) not long ago, An old maid lived a life of woe." She falls in love with a handsome Dog's-Meat Man. He says he will marry her if she gives him money for a shop. He vanishes; she finds him with a wife and "seven little dog's-meat men"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1845 (Bodleian Harding B 11 (4053))
KEYWORDS: humorous courting oldmaid money marriage trick
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Boette, pp. 28-29, "The Dog-Meat Man" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #7515
Bodleian, Harding B 11(4053), "The Dog's Meat Man, ", J. Pitts (London), 1819-1844; also 2806 c.18(92), "The Dogs-meat man," Walker (Norwith), n.d.
File: Boet028

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