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Underneath her Apron

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Performer: Brazil, Danny
Place Collected: Staverton
Date collected: 1977 (30 Sep)
Collector: Davies, Gwilym
Roud Number: 899

Unwanted pregnancy is a recurrent theme in British folklore, sometimes celebrated merrily and sometimes not so. The earliest recorded date of this ballad is 1827, in Scotland and certainly it has been found in England and Scotland but rarely elsewhere.

Notes by Gwilym Davies 17 May 2015