Cannibal Maiden, The

DESCRIPTION: "A cannibal maid and her Hottentot blade, They met in a rocky defile." But a Zulu appears to challenge the Hottentot over the girl. They both die in the quarrel, and she eats both of them
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1928 (Shay-BarroomBallads/PiousFriendsDrunkenCompanions)
KEYWORDS: humorous food battle death
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Shay-BarroomBallads/PiousFriendsDrunkenCompanions, pp. 146-147, "The Cannibal Maid" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #9541
NOTES [32 words]: I presume that it goes without saying that this allegedly humorous piece is completely inaccurate about the practices of both Zulus and the Khoikoi (the people most often called "Hottentots"). -RBW
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