Sow Took the Measles, The

DESCRIPTION: The singer founds his property on a sow. When the sow takes the measles and dies, he makes a saddle of her hide, a thimble of her nose, a whip of her tail, pickles and/or glue of her feet, etc.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1931 (Fuson)
KEYWORDS: animal talltale technology disease
REFERENCES (7 citations):
Randolph 412, "The Measles in the Spring" (1 text, 1 tune)
BrownIII 177, "My Old Sow's Nose" (1 text)
Linscott, pp. 253-255, "The Old Sow Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
Fuson, p. 185, "The Old Sow" (1 text, in which the old sow "died in the winter last spring")
Lomax-FSNA 15, "The Sow Took the Measles" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber-FSWB, p. 405, "The Sow Took The Measles" (1 text)

Roud #17759
cf. "The Red Herring" (theme)
File: LoF015

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