There Was a Pig Went Out to Dig
DESCRIPTION: "There was a pig went out to dig, Chris-e-mas day, Chris-e-mas day, There was a pig went out to dig, On Chris-e-mas day in the morning." Similarly, "There was a sparrow went out to harrow," "There was a cow went out to plow," etc.
EARLIEST DATE: 1893 (Broadwood/Maitland)
KEYWORDS: animal work Christmas nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(England(North)) US(Ap)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Broadwood/Maitland, p. 28, "There Was a Pig Went Out to Dig" (1 text, 1 tune)
Ritchie-Southern, p. 28, "There Was A Pig Went Out to Dig" (1 text, 1 tune)
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