Lonely Life a Shepherd Leads, The

DESCRIPTION: "Oh the herdin' man he's a lonely one, For he always has to roam, He spends his nights out with his flock." "Wind and rain and cold and snow, He always has to go." He has no regular bed or friends. Nothing can remove his bad smell, as his wife points out
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1971 (Carey)
KEYWORDS: shepherd hardtimes home drink wife
FOUND IN: US(MA)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Carey-MarylandFolkLegends, p. 103, "The Lonely Life a Shepherd Leads" (1 text)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "We Shepherds Are the Best of Men" (contrary view)
File: CaMar103

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