“Mrs. Greig of Sandlaw”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1930 (Ord)
Keywords: sex nightvisit trick disguise hiding
Found in: Britain(Scotland)


"Twas at a certain firm toon... A braw goodwife ca'd Mrs. Greig Her servant girlies kept in order." After Greig foils many attempts to sneak in a man, the girls create a straw man, which Grieg "slays" with a cudgel. They hope she has learned her lesson


  1. Ord, pp. 247-248, "Mrs. Greig of S--" (1 text)
  2. Roud #5161
  3. BI, Ord247