Craw Killed the Pussy-O, The

DESCRIPTION: "The craw killed the pussy-o (x2), The muckle cat Sat doon and grat Behind the wee bit housie, O!" "The craw killed the pussy-o (x2), And aye, aye, the kitten cried, 'Oh, who'll bring me mousie-o?"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1870 (Chambers)
KEYWORDS: animal bird death
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Greig-FolkSongInBuchan-FolkSongOfTheNorthEast #154, p. 2, ("The craw killed the pussie O"); #155, p. 2, "The Craw's Killed the Pussie O" (1 text plus 1 fragment)
Greig/Duncan8 1678, "The Craw's Ta'en the Pussie" (4 texts, 2 tunes)
Montgomerie/Montgomerie-ScottishNurseryRhymes 103, "(The crow killed the pussy, O!)" (1 short text)
ADDITIONAL: Robert Chambers, The Popular Rhymes of Scotland (Edinburgh, 1870 ("Digitized by Google")), p. 26, ("The craws hae killed the poussie, O")

Roud #9221
cf. "Green Grows the Rashes" (tune, per Greig #155)
File: MSBR103

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