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Thread #22640   Message #865973
Posted By: Uncle_DaveO
13-Jan-03 - 11:35 AM
Thread Name: Help: Chastity Belt -- Recordings?
Subject: RE: Help: Chastity Belt -- Recordings?
I wrongly thought this might be a song based on an old joke, which is as follows:

The Baron was leaving for the Crusades, leaving his new bride behind, and said to his best friend, "I just might die on the Crusade, and my bride would be left locked in her chastity belt forever. Can't have that, can we? I know I can trust you, of all men, to guard my wife's chastity while I am gone, leaving with you the key, just in case I don't come back."

The friend replied, "I am bound by the holy bonds of friendship as well as feudal fealty to you and your house, Baron. I give my sacred oath that I would lay down my life to preserve your bride's chastity while you are gone!"

The Baron and his troops, with drum and trumpet, marched out of the castle and over the hill.

About fifteen minutes after they started, the friend, riding madly, whipping his horse, caught up with the Baron. "Baron! Baron! You left the wrong key!"

Dave Oesterreich