Miller and the Lass, The
DESCRIPTION: A maid takes her corn to be ground. The miller says he can't grind right now "my stones is high and my water low." She stays with him until "the mill would grind." "She swore she'd been ground by a score or more But never been ground so well before"
EARLIEST DATE: 1906 (Reeves-Sharp)
KEYWORDS: sex miller
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South,West))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Reeves-Sharp 63, "The Miller and the Lass" (1 text)
Palmer-ECS, "The Miller's Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "The Maid Gaed to the Mill" (theme: sex and a miller; grinding corn as the metaphor)
cf. "The Besom Maker" (theme: sex and a miller; grinding corn as the metaphor)
cf. "The Miller o' Drone" (theme: sex and a miller; grinding corn as the metaphor)
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