Mole-Catcher, The

DESCRIPTION: The old molecatcher learns that his wife is carrying on with a young farmer. He catches them in the act, and demands ten pounds of the farmer for "tilling my ground." The farmer says that's a fair price, "For that won't amount t'above tuppence a time."
AUTHOR: unknown
KEYWORDS: adultery sex trick commerce humorous bawdy
FOUND IN: Britain(England(Lond,South,West))
REFERENCES (8 citations):
Kennedy 206, "The Mole-Catcher" (1 text, 1 tune)
Copper-SoBreeze, pp. 268-269, "The Molecatcher" (1 text, 1 tune)
MacSeegTrav 38, "The Molecatcher" (1 text, 1 tune)
Reeves-Circle 93, "The Molecatcher" (1 text)
Purslow-Constant, p. 61, "The Molecatcher" (1 text, 1 tune)
Palmer-ECS, #104, "The Mole Catcher" (1 text, 1 tune)
RoudBishop #83, "The Molecatcher" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #1052
A. L. Lloyd, "The Molecatcher" (on Lloyd1)
File: K206

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