Jackie and Mossy

DESCRIPTION: Jack and his master compare endowments; Jack is much better equipped. The "old woman," hearing of this, declares that a mouse has run up her "belly-gut" and that she needs help. Jack "lays her on the ground." She releases a mouse from her sleeve
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1770, as published in Frisky Songster (London or Dublin, 1770, reprinted 1802) [according to G. Legman]
LONG DESCRIPTION: When a mouse runs into the private parts of a farmer's wife, the farmer is forced to call upon Jackie the farmhand to use his much longer "root" to pry the rodent out. In older versions, Jackie makes the farmer agree to double his wages before he will consent to have sex with the wife, and when the woman has been sexually satisfied, she lets the mouse out of her sleeve.
KEYWORDS: bawdy humorous farming wife animal
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Randolph-Legman I, pp. 293-295, "Jackie and Mossy" (1 text, 1 tune)
Grimes, pp. 44-46, "Jack and His Kind Master" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #11226
File: RL293

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