My Bonnie Wee Hen

DESCRIPTION: The singer had a fine hen; it laid two eggs a day. But it went out to seek food and was killed. The owner will punish the killers; "I wasna half so sorry the night my husband died." She invites others to the funeral
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1828 (Lyle-Crawfurd2)
KEYWORDS: chickens death burial
FOUND IN: Ireland Britain(Scotland(Bord))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
SHenry H94, p.17 , "My Bonnie Wee Hen" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lyle-Crawfurd2 142, "The Wee Broun Tappit Hen" (1 text)

Roud #9054
File: HHH094

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