“The Crummy Cow”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1933 (Sam Henry collection)
Keywords: animal commerce humorous
Found in: Ireland


Pat O'Hurry tries to sell his old cow, but has no luck. She refuses to travel further; when he threatens to butcher her, she comes back to life. She costs him dearly in travel expenses. At last he manages to foist off the animal

Cross references


  1. SHenry H501, pp. 25-26, "The 'Crummy' Cow" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #13348
  3. BI, HHH501