A fairy changeling reveals himself to a tailor, who gets rid...
Date 1978
Track ID 57357
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1978.174

Original Tape ID

SA1978.174

Summary

A fairy changeling reveals himself to a tailor, who gets rid of him.

A travelling tailor came to a farm and stayed there to make a suit. The family had a bairn [child], Johnny, who was constantly greetin [crying]. One market day the tailor was left at home with Johnny, who stopped crying and played the tailor tunes on a straw. The tailor told the farmer, and the next market day the farmer hid and saw what happened. [Break in tape.] The next time he was alone with Johnny, the tailor put horse manure on a girdle [baking plate] on the swey [hinged arm for hanging pots over an open fire]. Johnny flew away up the chimney and the family's own child was lying in the cradle. Johnny had been a fairy changeling.

Language

English

Genre

Story

Collection

SoSS