Harry the Tailor
DESCRIPTION: Harry seeks a wife. He tickles Dolly, the dairymaid. She shoves him into the well. The farmer hauls him out. He accused the farmer of knocking him in; the farmer throws buttermilk at him. He tells his mother "If this is your courtin', the devil take all"
EARLIEST DATE: 1877 (Bell-Combined)
KEYWORDS: courting accusation abuse farming humorous mother
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Bell-Combined, p. 455, "Harry the Tailor" (1 text)
Wiltshire-WSRO Bk 8, "Harry the Tailor" (1 text)
Kennedy 131, "Harry the Tailor" (1 text, 1 tune)
Bill Westaway, "Harry the Tailor" (on FSBFTX13)
cf. "The Friar in the Well" [Child 276] (plot)
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