Miller o' Drone, The
DESCRIPTION: A miller grinds a maid's corn. She praises him to her mother. Mother has her corn ground. When the old man goes he is beaten. When he understands the game he beats mother and daughter until they promise not to return to Drone. They return anyway.
EARLIEST DATE: 1877 (Poet's Box broadside "Miller of Drone," according to GreigDuncan7)
KEYWORDS: sex violence miller father mother
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig #41, p. 1, "Miller o' Drone" (1 fragment)
GreigDuncan7 1435, "The Miller o' Drone" (3 texts, 2 tunes)
cf. "The Battle o' Harlaw" (tune, per GreigDuncan7)
cf. "The Miller and the Lass" (theme: sex and a miller; grinding corn as the metaphor)
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