Auld Wife and Her Cattie, The

DESCRIPTION: "There was an aul' wifie, she clippit her cattie For takin' a moosie on Christenmas day, And oh fat befell the silly auld bodie The half o' her cattie was clippit away"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1905 (Greig/Duncan3)
KEYWORDS: humorous nonballad animal
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Greig/Duncan3 690, Greig/Duncan8 Addenda, "The Auld Wife and Her Cattie" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
Roud #6112
cf. "Carrickfergus" (tune, per OLochlainn)
There Was an Auld Wifie
NOTES [25 words]: The current description is all of Greig/Duncan3 690A. One version mentioned by Duncan has the last line as "eaten that day" instead of "clippit away." - BS
Last updated in version 2.4
File: GrD3690

Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List

Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography

The Ballad Index Copyright 2022 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.