Mallard, The

DESCRIPTION: "I have et, and what have I et, I have et the toe of a mallard." And so forth, through foot, heel, leg, etc., culminating in the entire bird. "And," we are assured, "good-a meat was the mallard."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1889
KEYWORDS: bird food cumulative nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South)) Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Kennedy 299, "The Mallard" (1 text, 1 tune)
Peacock, pp. 16-17, "The Mallard" (1 text, 1 tune)
Palmer-ECS, #137. "The Mallard" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #1517
RECORDINGS:
Mrs. Mary Ann Galpin, "The Mallard" (on PeacockCDROM) [one verse only]
Henry Mitchelmore, "Most Beautiful Leg of the Mallard" (on Voice07)
Bunny Palmer et al, "The Mallard" (on Lomax41, LomaxCD1741)

CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Red Herring" (theme)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
The Mullard
File: K299

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