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Req: Little Pigs Lay With Their Tails All Curled

Joe Offer 22 Dec 10 - 05:59 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 23 Dec 10 - 05:28 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 23 Dec 10 - 05:31 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Little Pigs Lay With Their Tails All Cur
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 Dec 10 - 05:59 PM

My Grandfather, who has passed on, God rest his wonderful, witty
soul, use to sing us many songs with all the sound effects to boot.   I found a hand-written paper of his that had this song on it which I tried to research and can not find. I'm hoping that with your knowledge you may know of it or are able to help us find it. Now to make matter a little more difficult my Grandpa took the liberty of added his own words to songs so the words below may not be correct: (Italic words are sounds that he would make)
    Oh the pigs lay curled behind the barn
    with their tails all curled click click curled whistled curled
    sing flim flam fiddle flam fare click click air whistle air
    sing flim flam fiddle flam fare


The closest I could find was reference to a U.S. Civil War song with the line, "The little pigs lay with their tails all curled." That's on this website.

Can anybody help find this song?

-Joe-


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Subject: Lyr. Add: Little Pigs
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 23 Dec 10 - 05:28 PM

There seem to have been several of these songs where the song is interspersed with sounds.
Inventive singers and reciters could have made up their own variations, as you say was done by your Grandpa.

This one may have contributed.

Little Pigs

Little Pigs lie on the best of straw,
Straw, straw, shan diddle daw,
Little Pigs lie on the best of straw,
Strawm straw, shan diddle daw,
Lillepirluri, my dad was a bonny wee man,
Our little pigs eat the best of potatoes,
Pratees, pratees, shan diddle datoes,
Our little pigs, etc.

The old sow taught the little-un's to grunt,
Grunt, grunt, shan diddle grunt.
The old sow, etc.

Our little pigs make the best of bacon,
Bacon, bacon shan diddle daken,
Our little pigs, etc.

Our old sow's got the hooping cough,
Cough, cough, shan diddle boff,
Our old sow, etc.

Now here's an end to our good song,
Song, song, shan diddle dong,
And here's an end, etc.

Bodleian Collection, Firth c.16(43), c. 1840-1850.


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Subject: RE: Req: Little Pigs Lay With Their Tails All Curled
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 23 Dec 10 - 05:31 PM

Lillepirluri is lillibullero in other printings.


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