Holy Nunnery, The [Child 303]

DESCRIPTION: Willie's parents vow that he shall not marry Annie. Told of this, Annie vows to become a nun and never kiss a man again. After seven years, Willie can bear no more; he dresses as a woman and goes to see Annie in the nunnery. She will not break her vow
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1828 (Buchan)
KEYWORDS: love separation father mother clergy disguise cross-dressing
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Child 303, "The Holy Nunnery" (1 text)
Leach, pp. 686-689, "The Holy Nunnery" (1 text)

Roud #3886
File: C303

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