Twa Bumbees, The

DESCRIPTION: "There were twa bumbees met on a twig, Fim-fam, fiddle-faddle, fum, fizz!" The two insects set out to find a home, frightening Jenny Wren in the process. After the babies are born, they quarrel; the male warns other bees about a "wayward, wanton wife."
AUTHOR: Charles Spence
EARLIEST DATE: 1904 (Ford); Spence died in 1869
KEYWORDS: bug courting home humorous
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Ford-Vagabond, pp. 231-233, "The Twa Bumbees" (1 text)
Roud #13086
NOTES: This appears to have been founded on "The Twa Corbies" (or, rather, one of its silly offspring), but without a tune, it's hard to prove.
Needless to say, this isn't how bees reproduce. - RBW
File: FVS231

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