Dandy Man, The

DESCRIPTION: A dandy man ["fop"] bought a magpie and an owl and boiled them, "feathers, guts and all," to eat. Women, don't wed a dandy man; in bed "he never takes his breeches off He sleeps in women's stays"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1904 (Reeves/Sharp-TheIdiomOfThePeople)
KEYWORDS: cross-dressing nonballad wife husband
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Reeves/Sharp-TheIdiomOfThePeople 25, "The Dandy Man" (1 text)
Roud #15129
NOTES [33 words]: For all his fussing, the dandy man is not only effeminate, but slovenly (like the wife in "Risselty, Rosselty, Now, Now, Now," "... a hure of aw the sluts, She roasit a hen baith feathers and guts." - BS
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