Ram Song (II), The
DESCRIPTION: Pius bought a small, thin ram from Jenny. The boys play cards for the ram "but playing cards for rams in Lent -- it was a mortal sin." The ram grows big and fat and is slaughtered "to pay the boys to plow up the old graveyard"
EARLIEST DATE: 1973 (Dibblee/Dibblee)
KEYWORDS: cards humorous animal
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Dibblee/Dibblee, p. 97, "The Ram Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: Did something drop out of this song in which one of the gamblers dies? Until we find another version, we can hardly tell. - RBW
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