I Went to the Fair at Bonlaghy
DESCRIPTION: "I went to the fair at Bellaghy, I bought a wee swad of a pig, I got it up in my arms And danced 'The Swaggering Jig." In all contexts, man, pig, poorhouse inmates, passersby, flowers, whistle and/or dance the jig.
EARLIEST DATE: 1938 (Sam Henry collection)
KEYWORDS: animal humorous commerce dancing
FOUND IN: Ireland US(MW)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
SHenry H758, p. 23, "Bellaghy Fair" (1 text, 1 tune)
Eddy 151, "I Went to the Fair at Bonlaghy" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
ST E151 (Partial)
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