DESCRIPTION: "A pilot of great reknown" attempts intercourse with a young woman, and fails in successive tries. The name derives from the refrain.
KEYWORDS: bawdy nonballad pilot sex
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Cray, pp. 42-43, "Horse Shit" (1 text)
cf. "The Monk of Great Renown"
NOTES [57 words]: This technically is not a ballad at all. - EC
As Ed notes, this is really a simplified version of "The Monk of Great Renown." He classifies them separately because this one has taken on odoriferous life of its own. Also, the versions of this piece seem to have lost the theme of abusing the girl to death found in some texts of "The Monk." - RBW
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