“Lingle Lingle Lang Tang (Our Cat's Dead)”


"Lingle, lingle, lang tang, Our cat's dead! What did she die with? With a sore head! All you that kent her, When she was alive, Come to her burial, Atween four and five."


Roud lumps this with the Sam Henry piece "A Child's Lullaby" (indexed as "Oor Cat's Deid"). There is similarity in both form and subject matter -- but the lyrics are enough different that I decided to split them. - RBW

Cross references


  1. Montgomerie-ScottishNR 41, "(Lingle, lingle, lang tang)" (1 short text)
  2. Roud #13025
  3. BI, MSNR041


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1964 (Montgomerie)
Keywords: animal death burial
Found in: Britain(Scotland)