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Snuffy Story: Old Woman and the Pig/Father Bought a Kid (36) RE: Does anyone know this story? 17 Oct 04


It seems to be known worldwide - Masato posted this on Folkinfo back in May 2003

From: Antti Aarne and Stith Thompson, The Types of the Folktale: A Classification and Bibliography [FF Communications No. 184] (Helsinki: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia, 1964, p. 529):

2030 The Old Woman and her Pig. Her pig will not jump over the stile so that she can go home. She appeals in vain for help until the cow gives her milk. The final formula is: cow give milk for the cat, cat kill rat, rat gnaw rope, rope hang butcher, butcher kill ox, ox drink water, water quench fire, fire burn stick, stick beat dog, dog bite pig, pigjump over stile. [Z41]
**Goebel Hdwb. d. Märchens I 256. s.v. »Birnli»; *BP II 104, 108; *Taylor's analysis; Köhler-Bolte I 136; Coffin 8; Feilberg Ordbog IV 12 s.v. »and». -- Lithuanian 10; Swedish 22 (Uppsala 1; Stockholm 4; Göteborg 1, Lund 3, Liungman 5, misc. 8); Scottish 8; Irish 95; Beal IV 298ff., X 298f., Jackson FL XLVII 292; English 2; Spanish 1 (A), 2 (B), 2 (C); Catalan: Amades Nos. 254, 589; Italian 6 (Tuscan 4, Sicilian 2); Hungarian: Berze Nagy (286*) 17; Slovenian 1; Turkish: Eberhard-Boratav No. 31 3; India: *Emeneau JAFL LVI 272, *Thompson-Balys (Z41) 3; Indonesian: DeVries No. 21. -- Franco-American (Missouri): Carrière; English-American: Baughman 6; Spanish-American: Hansen (Dominican Republic) 1, (Puerto Rico) 1, (Argentina, 2030**F) 1; West Indies (Negro) 7. -- African (Benga): Nassau 200 No. 30, (Hottentot): Bleek 33 No. 17, (Gold Coast): Barker and Sinclair 177 No. 35, (Ila, Rhodesia): Smith and Dale II 392 No. 17, (Thonga): Junod 223; Jamaica: Beckwith MAFLS 286 No. 138.


From: Ernest W. Baughman, Type and Motif Index of the Folktales of England and North America (Mouton, 1966, p. 64):
2030 The Old Woman and her Pig.

ABERDEEN: Gregor and Moir FL Journal 2:278, 1884; 2:319, 1884. ENGLAND: Clouston Fictions 1:294, 1887. Jacobs English 21-23, 1902. YORK: Gutch County No. 2:363, 1901.
RHODE ISLAND: Dorson JAF 58:111, 1945. Johnson What They Say 198-201, 201-02, 1896 (two variants). TEXAS: Dobie PTFS 6:55, 1927 (see notes and mention of two MS sources, neither of which is reprinted). MISSOURI: Randolph Turtle 61-62, 1957. KENTUCKY: M. Campbell Tales 202-05, 1958.


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