DESCRIPTION: A tailor comes to mend clothes. The girl of the house falls asleep and the tailor rapes her. She would have her maidenhead returned. He asks how that should be. She says "jist the way that it was ta'en." He lays her down and "gien her't owre, and owre"
EARLIEST DATE: 1776 (Herd)
KEYWORDS: rape sex virginity clothes
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
GreigDuncan7 1438, "Daffin Doon Dilly" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
ADDITIONAL: David Herd, editor, Ancient and Modern Scottish Songs, Heroic Ballads, etc. (Edinburgh, 1870 (reprint of 1776)), Vol II, pp. 145-147, "The Tailor"
cf. "The Country Girl (The Fair Maid of the West)" (theme of regaining maidenhead)
cf. "The Widow of Westmoreland's Daughter" (theme of regaining maidenhead)
Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List
Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography
The Ballad Index Copyright 2017 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.