No Use to Rattle the Blind

DESCRIPTION: This song is part of a cante-fable in which the wife warns her lover that the husband is at home by singing a song.
AUTHOR: unknown
KEYWORDS: bawdy nightvisit husband wife infidelity
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Randolph-Legman I, pp. 342-345, "No Use to Rattle the Blind" (3 texts, 1 tune)
NOTES [43 words]: This plot first appears in 1353 in Boccaccio's Decameron, Day VII, Tale I. It is Type 1419H in the Aarne-Thompson inex "Types of the Folktale" (Helsinki, 1961). - EC, RBW
Legman gives extensive notes to the folktale and cante-fable in Randolph-Legman I. - EC
File: RL342

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