Pirn-Taed Jockie

DESCRIPTION: While a girl was kissing Jockey she stole his candy. When at a ball, he kissed Polly Procter; she ran off with an ugly soldier. At a market he swapped his nag, blind in one eye, for a Balaklava charger that was blind in both.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1910 (GreigDuncan6)
KEYWORDS: courting bargaining trick party humorous soldier
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig #144, pp. 2-3, "Pirn-Tae't Jockie" (1 text)
GreigDuncan6 1220, "Pirn-Taed Jockie" (2 texts)

Roud #6315
cf. "The Swapping Boy" (theme: bad bargains)
NOTES [23 words]: GreigDuncan6: "Pirn-taed" means "pigeon-toed."
Greig: "Tune of verse - 'The girl I left behind me,' Tune of chorus - ;The white cockade'." - BS
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