“The Brisk Young Butcher”

Alternate titles: “The Christmas Goose”; “The Ten Dollar Bill”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: before 1839 (broadside, Bodleian Johnson Ballads 216)
Keywords: money trick sex pregnancy travel
Found in: Britain(England(North),Scotland)

Description

A (butcher) stays at an inn; he offers a serving girl money to lay with him. She does. Given his bill, he says he gave the girl the money and didn't get change. A year later, he comes back. She shows him her child and says it is his change

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References

  1. Ord, pp. 158-159, "The Butcher and Chamber Maid" (1 text)
  2. DT, XMASGOOS XMASGOO2*
  3. Roud #167
  4. BI, DTxmasgo