“The Monk of Great Renown”


A monk has sex with one or more women until his fellows abruptly put a halt to his misadventures.

Cross references


  • Anonymous singer, "The Monk of Priory Hall" (on Unexp1)


  1. Cray, pp. 37-42, "The Monk of Great Renown" (3 texts, 1 tune); a piece to a different tune but with the same sort of plot occurs on p. 265 under "Ditties"
  2. Roud #10137
  3. BI, EM037


Alternate titles: “The Squire of Great Renown”
Author: unknown
Keywords: bawdy sex death burial
Found in: Canada Britain(England) US(MW,SW)