Cappy, or The Pitman's Dog

DESCRIPTION: A pitman lives near Newcastle with his family and their dog, "Weel bred Cappy, famous au'd Cappy, Cappy's the dog, Tallio, tallio." Cappy and owner set out for town. A robber attacks Cappy. The owner returns home, and is amazed to find the dog alive
AUTHOR: Words: William Mitford
EARLIEST DATE: 1900 (Stokoe/Reay); Mitford died 1851
KEYWORDS: animal thief dog death
FOUND IN: Britain(England(North))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Stokoe/Reay, pp. 84-85, "'Cappy'; or, The Pitman's Dog" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #3145
cf. "The Body in the Bag" (theme)
File: StoR084

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