Adam and Eve Could Never Believe

DESCRIPTION: "Adam and Eve could never believe That Peter the miller was dead, Locked up in a tower for the stealing of flour, And never could get a reprieve. They bored a hole in Oliver's nose... For murdering Charles our king"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1893 (Broadwood, English Country Songs)
KEYWORDS: royalty homicide punishment death food
1649 - Execution of Charles I (by parliament as a whole, not Oliver Cromwell individually)
1653-1658 - Oliver Cromwell is Lord Protextor
1658-1659 - Upon Oliver Cromwell's death, his son Richard becomes Lord Protector, but soon gives up the post
1660 - Restoration of the English monarch. Charles II becomes king
FOUND IN: Britain(England(West))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: Tony Deane and Tony Shaw _The Folklore of Cornwall_, B. T. Batsford, 1975, p. 50, "(Adam and Eve could never believe)" (1 short text)
Roud #1387
File: DeSh050

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