Sport's Lament

DESCRIPTION: "I am a poor forlorn dog and Sport is my name." Born in Caw, he is sent to Donegal but has no training. At first his owner treats him well, but then a dog tax is imposed; the master throws him out because he is expensive and useless
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1938 (Sam Henry collection)
KEYWORDS: dog abandonment animal home
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
SHenry H772, p. 23, "Sport's Lament" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #13346
NOTES [25 words]: Obviously a composed song, with music perhaps set by Sam Henry, but I have been unable to determine when license taxes were imposed on British dogs. - RBW
File: HHH772

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