“The Carnal and the Crane”

Alternate titles: “Herod and the Cock”; “King Pharim”
Author: unknown
Keywords: bird Jesus religious carol
Found in: Britain(England(West,South))

Description

A carnal (crow) and a crane discuss various stories of Jesus, such as the roasted cock that crowed, the miraculous harvest of grain, and the adoration of the animals. (These accounts often became separated in tradition.)

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References

  1. Child 55, "The Carnal and the Crane" (1 text)
  2. Bronson 55, "The Carnal and the Crane" (3 versions)
  3. Leather, pp. 188-189, "The Carnal and the Crane" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. OBB 102, "The Carnal and the Crane" (1 text)
  5. OBC 53, "The Carnal and the Crane"; 54; "King Herod and the Cock"; 55, "The Miraculous Harvest" (3 texts, 3 tunes) {#53=Bronson's #1; compare #3; #55=Bronson's #3; this melody is said to be the English hymnal tune "Capel"}
  6. DT 55, PHARMKNG* PHARMKN2*
  7. Roud #306
  8. BI, C055