Tom and the Parson

DESCRIPTION: Tom Brown climbs a tree at night while looking for a missing cow. He sees the parson kissing "a nimble lass." Tom asks if the parson has seen his cow. The parson bribes Tom to keep the secret of his lovemaking. Tom goes home happy without his cow.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1923 (Williams-Thames)
KEYWORDS: adultery sex promise gold farming animal clergy
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Williams-Thames, pp. 190-191, "Tom and the Parson" (1 text) (also Wiltshire-WSRO Ox 253)
Roud #1258
File: Wt190

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