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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.

Permanent Link - http://www.tobarandualchais.co.uk/fullrecord/83565/1




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