Auld Wife beyont the Fire, The

DESCRIPTION: An old widow with many daughters wants "snishing/spruncin" (sex). They say she is too old and toothless. They will let her seek sex if she can break a nut with her teeth. They give her a pistol bullet instead of a nut; she cannot break it and wastes away
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1905 (GreigDuncan7)
KEYWORDS: family sex bawdy age trick
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland) US(Ap)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
GreigDuncan7 1423, "The Auld Wife Ayont the Fire" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
Combs/Wilgus 128, pp. 135-136, "The Old Wife" (1 text)

Roud #4294
File: CW128

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