Kempy Kay

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"Kempy Kay" is Child ballad no. 33.[1]


A deformed suitor woos a hideous maiden, each of whom is described in bawdy detail. Finally, they exchange disgusting gifts, and the match is made.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Francis James Child, The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, "Kempy Kay"
  2. ^ Waltz, Robert B.; Engle, David G. (2017). "Lady Alice". Folklore The Traditional Ballad Index: An Annotated Bibliography of the Folk Songs of the English-Speaking World. California State University, Fresno. Retrieved 2017-10-10.