Courtin' in the Stable (The Workin' Steer)

DESCRIPTION: Jock sets out to meet Kate by the gate of the farm where she works. She being late, and he being drunk, he mistakes a steer for his girl and sets out to kiss her. He thinks she has turned to a steer, but she arrives to correct him; eventually they wed
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1908 (GreigDuncan2)
KEYWORDS: courting drink animal marriage
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Greig #162, p. 1, "The Courtin' in the Stable" (1 text)
GreigDuncan2 288, "Coortin' in the Stable" (7 texts, 3 tunes)
Ord, pp. 227-228, "Courtin' in the Stable" (1 text)

Roud #3793
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Doran's Ass" [Laws Q19] (plot)
cf. "Jock Gheddes and the Soo" (plot)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
The Nicht Was Fine
File: Ord227

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