“Bergere Fait du Fromage (The Shepherdess Makes Cheese)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1959 (Peacock)
Keywords: foreignlanguage sex nonsense animal shepherd
Found in: Canada(Newf)


French. The shepherdess makes cheese from the milk of her white sheep. In anger she kills her kitten. She confesses to her father and, for penance she will embrace men: not priests, but especially men of war with beards.


In Peacock's version, there is no explanation for why the girl killed the kitten; perhaps it ate the cheese? - (BS, RBW)


  1. Peacock, pp. 241-242, "Bergere Fait du Fromage" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, Pea241