“The Bowl of Green Peas”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1934 (Randolph)
Keywords: love courting marriage humorous
Found in: US(So)

Description

"I'll sing you a ditty Of a fair maid so pretty Who lives from the city Some seventeen miles." The singer went to court "Mariar" in a briar. When he asked to wed, she smashed a bowl of green peas over his head. Now his friends are always offering him peas

References

  1. Randolph 378, "The Bowl of Green Peas" (1 text)
  2. Roud #7629
  3. BI, R378