Ould Bog Hole, The

DESCRIPTION: "O, the pigs are in the mire and the cow is at the grass And a man without a woman is no better than an ass." The singer courts Judy; she calls him a rake; he says he will be reform and hopes for as many children as there are "days in Lent." She consents
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1860 (Wolf)
KEYWORDS: love courting humorous
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland) Ireland
REFERENCES (6 citations):
Ford-Vagabond, pp. 290-292, "The Ould Bog Hole" (1 text)
GreigDuncan4 743, "The Old Bog Hole," GreigDuncan8 Addenda, "The Old Bog Hole" (5 texts, 2 tunes)
O'Conor, p. 65, "The Old Bog Hole" (1 text)
Hayward-Ulster, pp. 36-37, "The Ould Bog Hole" (1 text)
Huntington-Gam, pp. 249-250, "The Old Bog Hole" (1 text, 1 tune)
WolfAmericanSongSheets, #1694, p. 114, "The Old Bog-Hole" (1 reference)

Roud #6128
Bodleian, Harding B 20(293), "Old Bog Hole", T. Taylor (London), 1859-1899; also Harding B 26(489), "Ould Bog Hole"; Harding B 17(228b), "Oul' Bog Hole"
Murray, Mu23-y1:013, "The Oul Bog Hole", J Bristow (Glasgow), 19C; also Mu23-y1:036, Mu23-y1:037, "The Oul' Bog Hole," James Lindsay, 19C [not the same as the preceding]
NLScotland, LC.Fol.187.A.2(067), "The Oul' Bog Hole," unknown, c. 1860

cf. "Old Zip Coon (I)" (tune)
File: FVS290

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