“Kempy Kay”

Alternate titles: “King Knapperty”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1827 (Kinloch)
Keywords: courting humorous marriage gift
Found in: Britain(Scotland(Bord))

Description

A hideous maiden is courted by a deformed suitor. The grotesqueness of each is described in Rabelaisian detail. They exchange disgusting gifts, and the match is made.

References

  1. Child 33, "Kempy Kay" (7 texts)
  2. Bronson 33, "Kempy Kay" (2 versions)
  3. Kinloch-BBook XI, pp. 40-44, "Kempy Kaye" (1 text)
  4. DBuchan 46, "Kempy Kay" (1 text)
  5. DT 33, KEMPYKAY
  6. Roud #32
  7. BI, C033