Matty Broon's Soo (Tam Gibb and the Soo)

DESCRIPTION: Song with recitation. Tam's wife says they could afford a pig. He goes to buy Matty's sow. Old lovers, they fall to joking; he leaves lightheaded. The sow does not want to follow; when he trips over a stone, it escapes him; he says he likes fish anyway
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1905 (GreigDuncan3); 19C (broadside, NLScotland L.C.Fol.70(51))
KEYWORDS: animal commerce humorous escape
FOUND IN: Ireland Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Greig #162, pp. 1-2, "Tam Gibb and the Soo"; Greig "Folk-Song in Buchan," p. 29, ("Quo' Nell my wife the other day") (1 text plus 1 fragment)
GreigDuncan3 497, "Tam Gibb and the Soo" (3 texts, 2 tunes)
SHenry H671, p. 22, "Matty Broon's Soo" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #5879
BROADSIDES:
NLScotland, L.C.Fol.70(51), "Tam Gibb and His Sow," unknown, c. 1880-1900
ALTERNATE TITLES:
Tam Broon and His Soo
NOTES: Apparently broadside Bodleian, 2806 c.11(253), "Tam Gibb, and the Sow" ("Quo Nell my wife, the ither day"), unknown, no date is this song but I could not download and verify it. - BS
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File: HHH671

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