That the Stones of the Street May Turn Up the Pig's Feet
DESCRIPTION: "That the stones of the street may turn up the pig's feet If ever I cease to the love. That the tay may come down to three ha'pence a pound If ever I cease to the love"
EARLIEST DATE: 1979 (Tunney-StoneFiddle)
KEYWORDS: love nonballad parody food
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Tunney-StoneFiddle, p. 9, "That the Stones of the Street May Turn Up the Pig's Feet" (1 fragment)
cf. "If Ever I Cease to Love" (subject and some text)
NOTES: The current description is all of the Tunney-StoneFiddle fragment.
The fragment is a parody of the "if ever I prove false" theme floating among songs such as "When First Into this Country" and "I Live Not Where I Love." It could be derived from "If Ever I Cease to Love" but the only line shared is "If ever I cease to [the] love." - BS
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