“The Ram Song (II)”


Pius bought a small, thin ram from Jenny. The boys play cards for the ram "but playing cards for rams in Lent -- it was a mortal sin." The ram grows big and fat and is slaughtered "to pay the boys to plow up the old graveyard"


Did something drop out of this song in which one of the gamblers dies? Until we find another version, we can hardly tell. - RBW


  1. Dibblee/Dibblee, p. 97, "The Ram Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #12451
  3. BI, Dib097


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1973 (Dibblee/Dibblee)
Keywords: cards humorous animal
Found in: Canada(Mar)