The Old Sow

 
Performed by:
John Greaves
Recorded in:
Gilling East
Recorded on:
14/11/2006
Recorded by:
Steve Gardham
Genre:
Animals
Keywords:
Catalogue,
Farm animals,
Dialect
 

Archival information

TYG:
56
Key:
D Mix
Time Signature:
2/4
Roud id:
17759
Laws id:
Master title:
The Dead Pig
Places Cited:

Lyrics

1
T’ awd sow’s getten mezzles an’ she’s deed, poor thing, (mezzles = measles)
Deed, poor thing, deed, poor thing.
T’ awd sow’s getten mezzles an’ she’s deed, poor thing,
All of a Monda’ mornin’.

2
What will ye deea wiv ’er poor awd ’eead,
Poor awd ’eead, poor awd ’eead?
Mek as fine a oven as ivver baked bread,
All of a Tuesda’ mornin’.

3
What will ye deea wiv ’er poor awd skin,
Poor awd skin, poor awd skin?
Mek as fine a blanket as ivver man lay in,
All of a Wensda’ mornin’.

4
What will ye deea wiv ’er poor awd legs,
Poor awd legs, poor awd legs?
Mek as fine a bedprops as ivver propped beds,
All of a Thosda’ mornin’.

5
What will ye deea wiv ’er poor awd tail,
Poor awd tail, poor awd tail?
Mek as fine a ’ammer-shaft as ivver dhrov’ a nail,
All of a Frida’ mornin’.

6
What will ye deea wiv ’er poor awd snout,
Poor awd snout, poor awd snout?
Mek as fine a pepper pot as ivver was set out,
All of a Saturda’ mornin’.

7
What will ye deea wiv ’er poor awd lugs,
Poor awd lugs, poor awd lugs?
Mek as fine a bedflops as ivver flopped bugs,
All of a Sunda’ morning?

8
(Repeat first stanza)