“Cappy, or The Pitman's Dog”


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

Cross references

  • cf. "The Body in the Bag" (theme)


  1. Stokoe/Reay, pp. 84-85, "'Cappy'; or, The Pitman's Dog" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #3145
  3. BI, StoR084


Author: Words: William Mitford
Earliest date: 1900 (Stokoe/Reay); Mitford died 1851
Keywords: animal thief dog death
Found in: Britain(England(North))