A merchant wants to lay with a girl one night. She puts dishes on a chair near her bed. In the dark he breaks the dishes and chair and wakes her mother. She calls the police and he has to pay for the crockery ware and broken chair.
At least one source claims that the Crockery Ware wasn't just random pottery but the chamber pot. Not sure I believe it; that sounds awfully messy. - RBW
- Bodleian, Harding B 28(37), "Crockery Ware," unknown, n.d.
- O. J. Abbott, "A Young Man Lived in Belfast Town" (on Abbott1)
- Peacock, pp. 257-258, "Crockery Ware" (1 text, 1 tune)
- Leach-Labrador 119, "Old Woman" (1 text, 1 tune)
- Ives-DullCare, pp. 129-130,243-244, "The Crockery Ware" (1 text, 1 tune)
- DT, CROCKWAR CROCKRY*
- Roud #1490
- BI, Pea257