Oyster Girl, The [Laws Q13]

DESCRIPTION: The singer meets an oyster girl and proposes that they take a room at the inn to discuss the sale. When they arrive, she picks his pocket and jumps out the window. He is left with a kettle of oysters and a bill to pay
AUTHOR: unknown
KEYWORDS: courting robbery trick seduction
FOUND IN: US(SE) Britain(England(North,South),Scotland(Aber),Wales) Ireland Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (10 citations):
Laws Q13, "The Oyster Girl"
Greig-FolkSongInBuchan-FolkSongOfTheNorthEast #96, pp. 2-3, "The Girl and the Oysters" (1 text)
Greig/Duncan2 304, "Oysters" (12 texts, 10 tunes)
Henry/Huntingdon/Herrmann-SamHenrysSongsOfThePeople H725, p. 278, "The Basket of Oysters" (1 text, 1 tune)
Kennedy-FolksongsOfBritainAndIreland 234, "The Oyster Girl" (1 text, 1 tune)
Williams-Wiltshire-WSRO Mi 669, "Oyster Girl" (1 text)
MacColl/Seeger-TravellersSongsFromEnglandAndScotland 48, "The Oyster Girl" (1 text, 1 tune)
Chappell-FolkSongsOfRoanokeAndTheAlbermarle 48, "The Oyster Girl" (1 text)
Pottie/Ellis-FolksongsOfTheMaritimes, pp. 168-170, "The Oyster Girl" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #875
cf. "Quare Bungo Rye" (mysterious--read female--"box" motif)
The Creel and the Oysters
File: LQ13

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