Auld Wife and Her Cattie, The
DESCRIPTION: "There was an aul' wifie, she clippit her cattie For takin' a moosie on Christenmas day, And oh fat befell the silly auld bodie The half o' her cattie was clippit away"
EARLIEST DATE: 1905 (Greig/Duncan3)
KEYWORDS: humorous nonballad animal
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Greig/Duncan3 690, Greig/Duncan8 Addenda, "The Auld Wife and Her Cattie" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
cf. "Carrickfergus" (tune, per OLochlainn)
There Was an Auld Wifie
NOTES [25 words]: The current description is all of Greig/Duncan3 690A. One version mentioned by Duncan has the last line as "eaten that day" instead of "clippit away." - BS
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