Haselbury Girl, The (The Maid of Tottenham, The Aylesbury Girl)

DESCRIPTION: A girl on the way to market meets a rakish young man, who proceeds to tie up her garter, which costs her her maidenhead. In many versions, she asks his name, and he refuses to answer.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1656 (printed in Choyce Drollery: Songs and Sonnets... Never Before Printed [London])
KEYWORDS: bawdy sex clothes courting
FOUND IN: US(SE,So) Britain(England(Lond,South))
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Kennedy-FolksongsOfBritainAndIreland 176, "The Haselbury Girl" (1 text, 1 tune)
Reeves/Sharp-TheIdiomOfThePeople 41, "The Hazelbury Girl" (1 text)
Chappell-FolkSongsOfRoanokeAndTheAlbermarle 49, "Jackie Rover" (1 text)
Randolph/Legman-RollMeInYourArms I, pp. 162-168, "The Maid of Tottenham" (3 texts, 2 tunes)

Roud #364
Pop Maynard, "The Aylesbury Girl" (on Voice15)
cf. "The Knight and the Shepherd's Daughter" [Child 110]
cf. ""The Next Market Day""
To Market, To Market
Tottingham Fair
The Salisbury Girl
The Ups and Downs
Jack the Rover
NOTES [29 words]: Legman's notes in Randolph/Legman-RollMeInYourArms I, p. 167, terms this "a carefree reduction" of "The Knight and the Shepherd's Daughter" (Child 110). The evidence is thin. - EC
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