The Tailor and his Wife

    One of my most popular comic adult tales, and one I love to open a performance with.

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Folk tales have a rich tradition of delighting in the bawdy.
I came across this wonderful example in Scottish Traditional Tales, ed. A.J. Bruford and D.A. MacDonald (Edinburgh, 1994). They collected it from Alisdair Stewart.

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