“Deacon's Calf”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1929 (recording, Georgia Yellow Hammers)
Keywords: curse farming humorous animal clergy
Found in: US(SE)

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"

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