DESCRIPTION: Grandawill is doing a chore (churning butter/washing the floor). A man (sailor/soldier) makes a pass. He takes her by the middle and lays her on the floor/grass. Something noteworthy happens (e.g., the wind of her arse blows open the door)
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1828 (Lyle-Crawfurd2)
KEYWORDS: sex bawdy nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Bord))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Lyle-Crawfurd2 183, "Grandawill" (1 text)
Roud #15529
NOTES: Lyle-Crawfurd2: "... 'The Witty Shepherd' (Madden 21.281) ... contains the lines: 'He laid the maiden down on the barn floor, / And the wind of her a..e blew open the door." Lyle may be referring to a version of broadside Bodleian, Harding B 25(2094), "Witty Shepherd" ("A shepherd kept sheep on a hill so high"), T. Birt (London), 1828-1829, which has the lines "Then he set this fair maid down on the green ground, / And he made her believe the world it went round." In any case, the broadside plot -- the shepherd, in disguise, meets the pregnant girl again and claims he never heard of her lover (he had given her a false name) -- does not fit Lyle-Crawfurd2 183. - BS
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