“There Was a Pig Went Out to Dig”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1965 (Ritchie-Southern)
Keywords: animal work Christmas nonballad
Found in: US(Ap)

Description

"There was a pig went out to dig, Chris-e-mas day, Chris-e-mas day, There was a pig went out to dig, On Chris-e-mas day in the morning." Similarly, "There was a sparrow went out to harrow," "There was a cow went out to plow," etc.

References

  1. Ritchie-Southern, p. 28, "There Was A Pig Went Out to Dig" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #1369
  3. BI, RitS028