Lady and Laddie
DESCRIPTION: "A lady loved a laddie" but is married to an old man who "told her love was wicked And she'd love her God instead." She feeds him a potion to make him blind and brings in her man in clerical dress. He "Gave the lady absolution On a bench along the wall."
EARLIEST DATE: 1963? (Grimes)
KEYWORDS: lover age husband wife trick clergy sex adultery
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Grimes, pp. 43-44, "Lady and Laddie" (1 text)
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