“The Mallard”


"I have et, and what have I et, I have et the toe of a mallard." And so forth, through foot, heel, leg, etc., culminating in the entire bird. "And," we are assured, "good-a meat was the mallard."

Cross references


  • Henry Mitchelmore, "Most Beautiful Leg of the Mallard" (on Voice07)
  • Bunny Palmer et al, "The Mallard" (on Lomax41, LomaxCD1741)


  1. Kennedy 299, "The Mallard" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Peacock, pp. 16-17, "The Mallard" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Roud #1517
  4. BI, K299


Alternate titles: “The Mullard”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1889
Found in: Britain(England(South)) Canada(Newf)