Old Dumpty Moore
DESCRIPTION: (Old Dumpty/Darby) rides his mare everywhere, until it grows too (old/stubborn) to ride. The mare goes down into the swamp and dies. The neighbours cook it, and "From the top of her head to the end of her tail Old Dumpty ate his way!"
EARLIEST DATE: 1941 (Randolph)
KEYWORDS: animal horse death food
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Randolph 427, "Old Dumpty Moore" (2 texts, 1 tune)
cf. "Poor Old Man (Poor Old Horse; The Dead Horse)" (plot elements)
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