“Matty Broon's Soo (Tam Gibb and the Soo)”


Song with recitation. Tam's wife says they could afford a pig. He goes to buy Matty's sow. Old lovers, they fall to joking; he leaves lightheaded. The sow does not want to follow; when he trips over a stone, it escapes him; he says he likes fish anyway


  • NLScotland, L.C.Fol.70(51), "Tam Gibb and His Sow," unknown, c. 1880-1900


  1. SHenry H671, p. 22, "Matty Broon's Soo" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #5879
  3. BI, HHH671


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1907 (Grieg)
Found in: Ireland Britain(Scotland)