Mudcat Café message #760175 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #38580   Message #760175
Posted By: Joe Offer
05-Aug-02 - 03:16 PM
Thread Name: Jean Ritchie Books & Recordings
Subject: ADD: The Old Woman and the Pig
Well, it's not the Tom Thumb story of The Old Woman and Her Pig (click), but it's a nice song.
-Joe Offer-

THE OLD WOMAN AND THE PIG

There was an old woman and she had a little pig,
Mmm-mmm-mmm,
There was an old woman and she had a little pig,
Mmm-mmm-mmm,
There was an old woman and she had a little pig,
Didn't cost much 'cause it wasn't very big,
Mmm-mmm-mmm.

Now this old woman kept the pig in the barn,
Mmm-mmm-mmm,
Now this old woman kept the pig in the barn,
Mmm-mmm-mmm,
Now this old woman kept the pig in the barn,
Prettiest little thing she had on the farm,
Mmm-mmm-mmm.

Now this old woman fed the pig on clover, etc.
It lay down and died all over.

The little piggy died 'cause it couldn't get its breath, etc.
Wasn't that an awful death?

The little old woman she died of grief, etc.
Wasn't that a sad relief?

The little old man he sobbed and sighed, etc.
Then he too lay down and died.

Well, that was the end of the one, two, three, etc.
The man, and the woman, and the little pigee.

O, the good old book lies on the shelf, etc.
If you want any more you can sing it yourself!


from Jean Ritchie's Swapping Song Book