Mochyn Du (The Black Pig)
DESCRIPTION: Shanty. Explains that the black pig is dying, and that now they'll have to do without bacon. Chorus laments the passing of the pig, "Oh, our hearts are very sore...." Based on a Welsh folk song.
EARLIEST DATE: 1961 (Hugill)
KEYWORDS: shanty worksong foreignlanguage animal food
FOUND IN: Wales
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Hugill, pp. 238-239, "Mochyn Du" (2 text-English & Welsh, 1 tune)
cf. "Hob-y-derri-dando" (English verses often interchanged with this)
cf. "Cosher Bailey's Engine" (tune)
NOTES: See also notes to "Hob-Y-Derri-Dando." English words often sung to the same tune go "Dave Davy comes from Nevin, an' he's got a little engine, An' he cannot do without it, 'Cos he thinks so much about it. Ch. Wass you effer see (x3) such a funny thing before?" - SL
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