Goat's Will, The

DESCRIPTION: "Concerning a battle.. Between Larry's black goat and brave Mary McCloy." The goat, tethered outside its proper territory, will die to make amends. It makes its will (e.g. giving its teeth to a man who has none), curses McCloy, and bids farewell
AUTHOR: Hugh McCann (1869?)
EARLIEST DATE: 1926 (Sam Henry collection)
KEYWORDS: animal death lastwill
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
SHenry H119, p. 21, "The Goat's Will" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #13343
File: HHH119

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