Lingle Lingle Lang Tang (Our Cat's Dead)
DESCRIPTION: "Lingle, lingle, lang tang, Our cat's dead! What did she die with? With a sore head! All you that kent her, When she was alive, Come to her burial, Atween four and five."
EARLIEST DATE: 1910 (GreigDuncan8)
KEYWORDS: animal death burial
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
GreigDuncan8 1678, "Ting, Ting the Bell Rang" (1 text)
Greig #159, p. 2, ("Ting, tang, the bell rang: fa's noo deid?") (1 text)
Montgomerie-ScottishNR 41, "(Lingle, lingle, lang tang)" (1 short text)
cf. "Oor Cat's Deid"
NOTES: Roud lumps this with the Sam Henry piece "A Child's Lullaby" (indexed as "Oor Cat's Deid"). There is similarity in both form and subject matter -- but the lyrics are enough different that I decided to split them. - RBW
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