The Hermit and the Penitent

Title - The Hermit and the Penitent
Contributors - Andrew Douglas
Reporters - Andrew Douglas

Summary - Bawdy Scots song based on a tale of seduction from Boccaccio's 'The Decameron'. In the song, a young woman seeking absolution is shown how to "put the Devil into Hell" [a euphemism for allowing the monk to seduce her].

Composed by Andrew Douglas.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:03:49
Date Recorded - 1982.12.21
Language - Scots
Genre - Song, Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 83565
Original Tape ID - SA1982.186
Original Track ID - SA1982.186
Audio Quality - Fair
Audio Format - R2R

Item Notes - Andrew Douglas's own composition. Sung to the tune of 'When She Cam Ben She Bobbit', better known as 'The Laird o Cockpen'. Based on the tenth tale told on the third day in 'The Decameron' by Giovanni Boccaccio (1313–1375). In the tale, Alibech the hermit is seduced by Rustico the monk.

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