Pig in the Parlor

DESCRIPTION: "My ma and pa was Irish (x3), And I am Irish too," "Your right hand to your partner/neighbor... And we'll all promenade." "We got a new pig in the parlor... and he is Irish too." "We kept the cat in the cream-jug... And it was Irish too." Etc.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1907 (GreigDuncan8)
KEYWORDS: playparty nonballad animal family
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber)) US(MW,So)
REFERENCES (12 citations):
GreigDuncan8 1746, "My Father and Mither Were Irish" (1 text, 1 tune)
Randolph 522, "Pig in the Parlor" (1 text, 1 tune)
BrownIII 80, "Pig in the Parlor" (1 short text plus 1 excerpt and 1 fragment)
BrownSchinhanV 80, "Pig in the Parlor" (1 tune plus a partial text)
Morris, #239, "That Was Irish, Too" (1 text)
Neely, pp. 198-199, "The Pig in the Parlor" (1 text)
Wolford=WolfordRev, pp. 183-184, pp. 81-82, "Pig in the Parlor" (1 text, 1 tune)
Opie-Game, p. 313, "Pig in the Parlour" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
DT, PIGPARLR*
ADDITIONAL: Mrs. L.D. Ames, "The Missouri Play-Party" in The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. XXIV, No. 93 (Jul 1911 (available online by JSTOR)), pp. 297-298 ("My father and mother were Irish") (1 text, 1 tune)
Leona Nessly Ball, "The Play Party in Idaho" in The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. XLIV, No. 171 (Jan 1931 (available online by JSTOR)), p. 12 "My Father and Mother Were Irish" (1 text, 1 tune)
Tristram P. Coffin and Hennig Cohen, _Folklore in America: Tales, Songs, Superstitions, Proverbs, Riddles, Games, Folk Drama and Folk Festivals_, Doubleday, 1966, pp. 70-71, "Pig in the Parlor" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #4251
RECORDINGS:
Chubby Parker, "And That Was Irish Too" (Conqueror 7896, 1931)
Pete Seeger, "Pig in the Parlor" (on PeteSeeger22) (on PeteSeeger33, PeteSeegerCD03)

CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "We Won't Go Home Until Morning" (floating lyrics, form)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
We Have a Pig in the Parlor
File: R522

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