“The Nutting Girl”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1895; tune 1792 (Bunting)
Keywords: courting seduction music harvest farming sex pregnancy
Found in: Britain(England(South))

Description

A young girl goes out to gather nuts. A farmer stops plowing and begins to sing. The girl hears his sweet voice, and "what nuts she had got, poor girl, she threw them all away." They lie together, then go their ways. The song warns girls against dallying

Notes

The recording lists "Our Goodman" as an alternate title for Ford's recording, but "Our Goodman" it ain't. - PJS

Recordings

References

  1. Kennedy 186, "The Nutting Girl" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Copper-SoBreeze, pp. 214-215, "The Nutting Maid" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. DT, NUTGIRL*
  4. Roud #509
  5. BI, K186