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chamber maid stiffed for money

03 Jul 16 - 10:52 PM (#3798927)
Subject: chamber maid stiffed for money
From: GUEST,sacschneid

a song about a chambermaid accused of taking money when she taken advantage of and a year later handing the man his baby saying here's your change


03 Jul 16 - 11:59 PM (#3798929)
Subject: RE: chamber maid stiffed for money
From: Jeri

Quare Bungle Rye


04 Jul 16 - 12:39 AM (#3798930)
Subject: RE: chamber maid stiffed for money
From: Reinhard

DTStudy: The Basket of Eggs


04 Jul 16 - 03:49 AM (#3798935)
Subject: RE: chamber maid stiffed for money
From: Jim Carroll

BRISK YOUNG BUTCHER.

It's of a brisk young butcher as I've heard many say
He started out for London town all on a certain day
He said a frolic I will have my fortune for to try
I'll go down into Leicestershire some cattle for to buy

When he arrived at Leicestershire he stopped at an inn

He called for liquors of the best his         
He called for liquors of the best and being a roving blade
He presently did fix his eye upon the chambermaid

When the day was over the night being coming on
The butcher came back to the inn his business being done
He called for his supper, his recogning left unpaid
He said "tonight I'll play a trick all on the chambermaid*'

When she took the candle to light him up to bed
When she came into the room these words to her he said
"One sovereign I will give to you for to enjoy your charms
So that night the fair maid slept all in the butchers arms

He got up in the morning and prepared to go away
The landlady said "kind sir your reckoning you did not pay"
"Oh no" the butcher didi reply "Oh do not think it strange
One sovereign I gave to your maid, but did not get the change "

Just in twelve months after he came that way again
And just as he had done before he stopped at the inn
And soon the buxom chambermaid she chanced for him to spy
And brought a babe just three months old and placed it on his knee

The butcher sat like one amazed and at the child did stare
When the joke it was found out how he did stamp and swear
"Kind sir" the chambermaid did say "Oh do not think it strange
One sovereign you did give to me and I have brought the change"

The company laughed the maid did joke and round in bliss around
And soon the tidings of the same spread all through Leicester town
The butcher was to justice brought who happened to live near
One hundred pounds he did pay down before he did get clear.

So all you brisk young butchers a warning take by me
Look well into your bargain before your money pay
Or else may be your folly will give yoji cause to range
For if you sport with a dandy lass be sure you'll get your change

Jim Carroll


04 Jul 16 - 07:23 AM (#3798952)
Subject: RE: chamber maid stiffed for money
From: Susan of DT

Another variant:
Christmas Goose


04 Jul 16 - 08:53 AM (#3798968)
Subject: RE: chamber maid stiffed for money
From: GUEST,Mark Bluemel

I read that as "chamber maid stuffed for money" which turned out to be quite accurate...


04 Jul 16 - 09:09 AM (#3798971)
Subject: RE: chamber maid stiffed for money
From: GUEST,Mark Bluemel

It also reminds me of the old Goblin Teasmade joke...


04 Jul 16 - 12:45 PM (#3798997)
Subject: RE: chamber maid stiffed for money
From: Joe Offer

What did Steeleye Span call their version of this song? It's on the tip of my tongue, but I can't remember.
-Joe-