Hog-Thorny Bear, The

DESCRIPTION: "I call the attention of each merry blade, Be still as a mouse and let nothing be said." Two men meet with a "bear." Laking guns, they beset it with axes and chase it up a tree. They chop down the tree and the dog catches the "bear" -- really a porcupine
AUTHOR: Stephen Streeter (source: Flanders-ChapBook)
EARLIEST DATE: 1939 (Flanders-NewGreen); reportedly written 1820
KEYWORDS: animal dog hunting humorous
FOUND IN: US(NE)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Flanders-NewGreen, pp. 219-221, "The Hog-Thorny Bear" (1 text, 1 tune)
Flanders-ChapBook, pp. 34-37, "The Hog-Thorny Bear" (1 text, 1 tune)

ST FlNG219 (Partial)
Roud #4155
NOTES: Tthis is item dH35 in Laws's Appendix II. - RBW
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File: FlNG219

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