Shoemaker's Kiss, The

DESCRIPTION: The girl comes to the shoemaker and requests a pair of shoes. He thereupon "fits" the girl. (Forty) weeks later she brings forth a son. When mother asks where the boy came from, she says "the shoemaker's kiss."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1827 (Kinloch)
KEYWORDS: sex clothes pregnancy childbirth children
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland,England(South))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Kinloch-BBook XV, pp. 55-57, "The Shoemaker" (1 text)
Reeves-Circle 118, "The Shoemaker's Kiss" (1 text)
DT, SHOEKISS*

Roud #3807
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Trooper Watering His Nag" (chorus lyrics)
cf. "The Shoemaker (I)"
NOTES: The "other" shoemaker song ("The Shoemaker (I)") has some elements in common with this song, and may be distantly related. But if so, there has been an extreme degree of sanitation in between.
Roud lumps this with "A Kiss in the Morning Early," which is also about relations between a girl and a shoemaker -- but the latter does not involve pregnancy. - RBW
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File: KinBB15

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