Cattie Sits in the Kiln Ring, The

DESCRIPTION: "The cattie sat in the kiln-ring, Spinning, spinning, And by cam a little wee mousie, Running, running." Cat and mouse converse about their activities: The cat spinning a sark for its kit; the mouse cleaning and thieving. (The cat eats the mouse)
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1898 (Jacobs); there is said to be a parallel fragment somewhere in Halliwell
KEYWORDS: animal clothes food money
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Montgomerie/Montgomerie-ScottishNurseryRhymes 195, "(The cattie sat in the kiln-ring)" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Katherine Briggs, _A Dictionary of British Folk-Tales in the English Language_, Part A: Folk Narratives, 1970 (I use the 1971 Routledge paperback that combines volumes A.1 and A.2), volume A.2, pp. 513-514, "The Cattie Sits in the Kiln-Ring Spinning" (1 text)
Katherine Briggs, _British Folktales_ (originally published in 1970 as _A Dictionary of British Folk-Tales), revised 1977 (I use the 1977 Pantheon paperback edition), 102-103, "The Cattie Sits in the Kiln-Ring Spinning" (1 text, the same as the above)
Joseph Jacobs, collector, _English Fairy Tales_, originally published 1890; revised edition 1898 (I use the 1967 Dover paperback reprint), pp. 48-50, "Mouse and Mouser" (1 text)

File: MSNR195

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