“The Child in the Budget”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: before 1886 (broadside, Bodleian Firth b.26(340))
Keywords: trick drink humorous baby tinker money
Found in: Ireland

Description

Tinkers, out drinking, exhaust their funds. One puts his baby in his tool bag and pawns the bag. When the baby cries the pawnbroker laughs at being outwitted, finds the tinker, and gives him a pound to take back the toolbag and contents.

Notes

Notes to IRClare01: "A budget is a bag or knapsack used for carrying tools." - BS

Cross references

Broadsides

Recordings

References

  1. Roud #2993
  2. BI, RcTCitB