Ken Ye Na Our Lass Bess
DESCRIPTION: Do you know Bess? Between her thighs/big toes she has a magpie's/crow's nest. Do you know Tam? He's on a three-footed stool, climbing up to the nest. He broke all the eggs "an' the white's ran down her thie"
EARLIEST DATE: 1828 (Lyle-Crawfurd2)
KEYWORDS: sex bawdy
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Bord))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Lyle-Crawfurd2 154, "O Saw Ye Our Lass Bess" (1 fragment)
ADDITIONAL: Robert Burns and George Ross Roy, The Merry Muses of Caledonia (Original Edition) (1911 (first printed in 1799; see 1999 edition published by University of South Carolina Press)) ("Digitized by Microsoft")), p. 94, "Ken Ye Na Our Lass Bess" (1 text)
cf. "Auld Sir Symon" (tune, per _Merry Muses_)
NOTES [32 words]: A note in the 1911 (but not 1999) edition of Merry Muses: "An old song."
Cf. Cray (1972) "The Wayward Boy," p. 37 and "Christopher Columbo," p. 115: "the white of an egg ran down her leg." - BS
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