Shepherd and the Maiden, The

DESCRIPTION: A shepherd gives up courting his "shepherdess among the swains" but encounters a lost maiden "wandering on the plain." He falls in love and offers her a drink. She grants him a wish and agrees to wed: "Receive me here ... [then] to my father's court"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1923 (Williams-Thames)
KEYWORDS: love marriage sex dialog shepherd
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Williams-Thames, pp. 170-171, "The Shepherd and the Maiden" (1 text) (also Wiltshire-WSRO Wt 366, "Maid and the Shepherd")
Roud #1272
NOTES: Williams-Thames: "This is a crude rustic play, rather than a song. It was acted at 'Bark Harvest,' the summer festival of the tanyard workers, at Cricklade, and at Christmas-time by players at the farm-houses." - BS
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File: WT170

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