“The Sea Captain and the Squire”
Found in: US(Ap)
The captain leaves his new bride to be seduced by a squire. The night the captain returns, all the women of the house give birth. The wife explains her state (the male servants had impregnated the maids); her captain forgives her (!) "for the joke's sake"
- NLScotland, APS.4.86.3, "The Sea Captain," unknown, after 1820
- Laws Q12, "The Sea Captain and the Squire"
- Combs/Wilgus 121, pp. 138-140, "There Was a Sea Captain" (1 text)
- DT 734, SEACAPT SEACAPT2
- Roud #947
- BI, LQ12