Mrs. Greig of Sandlaw

DESCRIPTION: "Twas at a certain firm toon... A braw goodwife ca'd Mrs. Greig Her servant girlies kept in order." After Greig foils many attempts to sneak in a man, the girls create a straw man, which Grieg "slays" with a cudgel. They hope she has learned her lesson
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1906 (GreigDuncan2)
KEYWORDS: sex nightvisit trick disguise hiding
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Greig #178, pp. 1-2, "The Straw Man" (1 text)
GreigDuncan2 316, "Mrs Greig of Sandlaw" (3 texts, 1 tune)
Ord, pp. 247-248, "Mrs. Greig of S--" (1 text)

Roud #5161
NOTES [73 words]: Greig: .".. we have deemed it advisable to suppress names. "The Straw Man" (as we have named the ditty) is said to have been written by a Banffshire rhymer of the name of Shaw, who was long beadle at Alvah. He was the author also of "O Charlie, O Charlie," given in Art. LI." - BS
To this we may compare Ord. He did not suppress the family name, but did suppress the name of the town. Only in Greig-Duncan do all the names come out. - RBW
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