Danny Sim's Sow

DESCRIPTION: "There was a drunken collier, they ca'd him Danny Sim." Danny, sent to buy feed for the sow, instead spends it drinking. His wife complains. He grabs a pick (pike?) and beats her. He offers a sow to the butcher, and sells his bruised wife
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1930 (Ord)
KEYWORDS: drink animal abuse injury commerce
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Ord, pp. 401-403, "Danny Sim's Sow" (1 text)
Roud #5616
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Scolding Wife (V)" (theme: sale of a wife)
cf. "Sale of a Wife" (theme)
cf. "In Praise of John Magee" (theme: sale of a wife)
NOTES: Although clearly meant to be funny, this strikes me as being about as humorous as mud.
For background on wife-selling, see the notes to "Sale of a Wife." - RBW
Last updated in version 2.5
File: Ord401

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