Hog Drovers

DESCRIPTION: Playparty. "Hog drovers (x3) we air, A-courtin' your daughter so handsome and fair. Kin we get a largin' here?" The father turns them down. Others (gold miners, cowboys, etc.) ask for her hand. Most are rejected; one (a farmer?) may be acceptable
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1898 (Gomme)
KEYWORDS: courting playparty rejection father children
REFERENCES (9 citations):
Randolph 555, "Hog Rovers" (1 text, 1 tune)
BrownSchinhanV, pp. 517-520, "Hog Drovers" (4 texts, 4 tunes)
Hudson 148, pp. 296-297, "Hog Drovers" (1 text)
HudsonTunes 31, "Hog Drovers" (1 short text, 1 tune)
Owens-2ed, pp. 155-156, "Hog-Drovers" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lomax-FSNA 207, "Hog Drovers" (1 text, 1 tune)
Opie-Game pp. 111-113, "(Hog-drivers, hog-drivers, hog-drivers we air)" (1 text, 1 tune)
Newell, #164, "Swine-herders" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Botkin-AmFolklr, pp. 810-812, "Swine-Herders (Hog Drovers)" (1 text, 1 tune)

ST LoF207 (Full)
Roud #3596
cf. "Three Dukes" (plot, lyrics)
NOTES [13 words]: Randolph reports that this is based on the Irish game "The Nine Daughters." - RBW
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File: LoF207

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