I Won't Be a Nun!

DESCRIPTION: "Now is it not a pity such a pretty girl as I Should be sent to a nunnery to pine away and die? But I won't be a nun... I'm so fond of pleasure that I cannot be a nun!" The girl is too fond of partying/men.The nuns couldn't handle a novice like her
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1893 (Songs of the People)' c. 1870 (Huntington-FolksongsFromMarthasVineyard)
KEYWORDS: clergy party freedom
FOUND IN: US(NE,So) Britain
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Huntington-FolksongsFromMarthasVineyard, pp. 9-10, "I Won't Be a Nun" (1 text, 1 tune)
Belden-BalladsSongsCollectedByMissourFolkloreSociety, pp. 266-267, "I Won't Be a Nun" (1 text, 1 tune)
Randolph 400, "I Won't Be a Nun!" (1 text, 1 tune)
Henderson-VictorianStreetBallads, p. 92, "I Won't Be a Nun" (1 text)

Roud #7630
File: R400

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