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: 1827 (T. Thompson et al, A Collection of Songs, Comic, Satirical, and Descriptive, Chiefly in the Newcastle Dialect: And Illustrative of the Language and Manners of the Common People on the Banks of the Tyne and Neighbourhood)
KEYWORDS: animal thief dog death
FOUND IN: Britain(England(North))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Stokoe/Reay, pp. 84-85, "'Cappy'; or, The Pitman's Dog" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: T. Thompson, J Shield, W. Midford, H. Robson, and others, _A Collection of Songs, Comic, Satirical, and Descriptive, Chiefly in the Newcastle Dialect: And Illustrative of the Language and Manners of the Common People on the Banks of the Tyne and Neighbourhood_, (John Marshall, Newcastle, 1827), p. 49, "Cappy, or The Pitman's Dog" (1 text)

Roud #3145
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Body in the Bag" (theme)
NOTES [13 words]: Thanks to Geoff Chambers for pointing out to me the copy in Thompson et al. - RBW
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File: StoR084

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