Fill, Bowl, Fill

DESCRIPTION: A servant outwits a king, beds the queen, and marries the princess in this cante-fable. When the king orders the servant to fill a bowl with song, the servant cleverly retells the story of his triumph, until the king relents.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE:
KEYWORDS: bawdy humorous seduction servant royalty
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Randolph-Legman I, pp. 348-350, "Fill, Bowl, Fill" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
NOTES: For folktale references, see Vance Randolph, Who Blowed Up the Churchhouse (NY: Columbia University Press, 1952), pp. 185-186; and his Pissing in the Snow (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1976), pp. 47-50. - EC
File: RL348

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