DESCRIPTION: The deacon goes out to feed his calf; it kicks over the bucket and the deacon too. He reviles it; were it not for Christian love, he'd tear the calf's miserable soul apart. Ch.: "Ah-ha-ha-ha-ha, what makes the monkey laugh/To see the deacon feed his calf"
EARLIEST DATE: 1929 (recording, Georgia Yellow Hammers)
KEYWORDS: curse farming humorous animal clergy
FOUND IN: US(SE)
Georgia Yellow Hammers, "The Deacon's Calf" (Victor V-40004, 1929)
cf. "Le Petit Moine (The Little Monk)" (subject)
cf. "Mourner, You Shall Be Free (Moanish Lady)" (floating lyrics)
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