Grand Saint Pierre, Ouvre Ta Porte (Great Saint Peter, Open Your Door)

DESCRIPTION: French. A Scottish sailor is at heaven's door. St Peter refuses him: sailors belong in Hell with the rest of the demons. If I let you in you will ruin paradise. The sailor says a Scottish sailor would wipe out the devils in Hell. St Peter lets him in.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1959 (Peacock)
KEYWORDS: foreignlanguage humorous religious talltale sailor Devil Hell
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Peacock, p. 878, "Grand Saint Pierre, Ouvre Ta Porte" (1 text, 1 tune)
RECORDINGS:
Joseph Lemoine, "Grand Saint Pierre, Ouvre Ta Porte" (on PeacockCDROM)
File: Pea878

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