Old Woman and Her Pig (Cumulative Folktale), The

DESCRIPTION: A woman is tbringing a pig home where her servant-boy waits. The pig won't cross a bridge. She tries to get a dog to scare it; the dog won't bark. A stick won't beat the dog. At last she finds enough tricks to get the pig across the bridge and go home
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1973 (Roberts)
KEYWORDS: humorous cumulative animal
FOUND IN: US(Ap)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Roberts, #105, "The Old Woman And Her Pig" (1 text with a chorus)
NOTES: Roberts notes that this tale is Thompson type #2030. Properly speaking, the Roberts/Couch version is not a ballad -- but it has a sung chorus, so I have included it. No attempt is made to include versions of the tale without a musical part. I find myself wondering if Rube Goldberg knew a version of this tale. - RBW
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File: Robe105

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