Kempy Kay [Child 33]

DESCRIPTION: A hideous maiden is courted by a deformed suitor. The grotesqueness of each is described in Rabelaisian detail. They exchange disgusting gifts, and the match is made.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1827 (Kinloch)
KEYWORDS: courting humorous marriage gift
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber,Bord))
REFERENCES (7 citations):
Child 33, "Kempy Kay" (7 texts)
Bronson 33, "Kempy Kay" (2 versions)
ChambersBallads, pp. 298-299, "Kempy Kay" (1 text)
Kinloch-BBook XI, pp. 40-44, "Kempy Kaye" (1 text)
GreigDuncan7 1505, "Kempy Kay" (2 texts plus a single verse on p. 541)
DBuchan 46, "Kempy Kay" (1 text)

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File: C033

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