“The Auld Wife beyont the Fire”


An old widow with many daughters wants "snishing/spruncin" (sex). They say she is too old and toothless. They will let her seek sex if she can break a nut with her teeth. They give her a pistol bullet instead of a nut; she cannot break it and wastes away


  1. Combs/Wilgus 128, pp. 135-136, "The Old Wife" (1 text)
  2. Roud #4294
  3. BI, CW128


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1924
Keywords: family sex bawdy age trick
Found in: Britain(Scotland) US(Ap)