“Bergere Fait du Fromage (The Shepherdess Makes Cheese)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1959 (Peacock)
Keywords: foreignlanguage sex nonsense animal shepherd
Found in: Canada(Newf)

Description

French. The shepherdess makes cheese from the milk of her white sheep. In anger she kills her kitten. She confesses to her father and, for penance she will embrace men: not priests, but especially men of war with beards.

Notes

In Peacock's version, there is no explanation for why the girl killed the kitten; perhaps it ate the cheese? - (BS, RBW)

References

  1. Peacock, pp. 241-242, "Bergere Fait du Fromage" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, Pea241