“Sport's Lament”


"I am a poor forlorn dog and Sport is my name." Born in Caw, he is sent to Donegal but has no training. At first his owner treats him well, but then a dog tax is imposed; the master throws him out because he is expensive and useless


Obviously a composed song, with music perhaps set by Sam Henry, but I have been unable to determine when license taxes were imposed on British dogs. - RBW


  1. SHenry H772, p. 23, "Sport's Lament" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #13346
  3. BI, HHH772


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1938 (Sam Henry collection)
Found in: Ireland