Hog and Tarry
DESCRIPTION: "Hog an tarry, baloo bonny, Hog an tarry, hishy ba; Hog an tarry, baloo bonny, Hog an tarry, hishy ba"
EARLIEST DATE: 1907 (GreigDuncan8)
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan8 1555, "Hog and Tarry" (1 short text, 1 tune)
cf. "The Blacksmith" (tune, per GreigDuncan8)
NOTES: GreigDuncan8: "Spelling doubtful -- possibly should be 'Hogin': meaning unknown. No more words remembered, but one other verse says: 'He's a sailin' on the sea'."
The current description is all of the GreigDuncan8 text. - BS
How about "Whig and Tory"? Odd words for a lullaby, I grant, but I can imagine a Jacobite mother singing something about "Baloo, my bairnie, Whig and Tory cannae get ye...." - RBW
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