|Author||Topic: Add: There was a Pig Went out to Dig|
|dmcg||Posted - 28 Oct 06 - 12:12 pm|
There was a pig went out to dig,
Chrisimas Day, Chrisimas Day,
There was a pig went out to Dig
On Chrisimas Day in the morning.
There was a cow went out to plough ...
There was a sparrow went out to harrow ...
There was drake went out to rake ...
There was a crow went out to sow ...
There was a sheep went out to reap ...
There was a minnow went out to winnow ..
Source: Broadwood, Lucy, 1893, English County Songs, Leadenhall Press, London
Words and tune from Miss M. H. Mason's Nursery Rhymes and Country Songs.
Lucy Broadwood notes, in what appears to be a quotation,presumably from Miss Mason's book:
Roud: 1369 (Search Roud index at VWML)
||Posted - 28 Oct 06 - 09:02 pm|
Miss Mason wrote: "The tune is sung in Lancashire. There are no words, properly speaking, beyond the first verse, but rhymes are invented according to the pleasure of the singer. The melody is that of an old Christmas Carol, 'There were three ships came sailing by'."
The whole of Miss Mason's book is available online at http://www.tradsong.org/, as jpg images contained in html pages:
Nursery Rhymes and Country Songs (edition of 1908).