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Pig tunes

Jack Campin 23 Sep 15 - 06:14 PM
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Jack Campin 23 Sep 15 - 08:16 PM
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Subject: Pig tunes
From: Jack Campin
Date: 23 Sep 15 - 06:14 PM

The Price of a Pig
The Little Pig's Lament for the Empty Trough
Push the Pig's Foot a Little Further into the Fire
The Sow's Tail to Geordie
Cameron's Got His Wife Again

Other suggestions?


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Subject: RE: Pig tunes
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Sep 15 - 06:18 PM

George Harrison's, Piggies
Pink Floyd's, Pigs (Three Different Ones)


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Subject: RE: Pig tunes
From: Jeri
Date: 23 Sep 15 - 06:38 PM

Pig Ankle Rag


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Subject: RE: Pig tunes
From: GUEST,Scabby Douglas
Date: 23 Sep 15 - 06:39 PM

The Old Sow (Susannah's a Funnicle Man)


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Subject: RE: Pig tunes
From: GUEST,gillymor
Date: 23 Sep 15 - 06:51 PM

Pig in a Pen


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Subject: RE: Pig tunes
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 23 Sep 15 - 06:57 PM

Brilliant tune, Pig Ankle Rag!

As an aficionado of Irish tunes, I'd suggest the Hog at the Churn and Old Hog You Have Killed Me. For a song, I'd recommend Robbie Burns' Cock Up Your Beaver. OK, wrong mammal, but Cameron would have been too pissed to notice.


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Subject: RE: Pig tunes
From: Joe Offer
Date: 23 Sep 15 - 07:04 PM

Chrisimas Day (there was a pig went out to dig...)

There is an unanswered request for The Wonderful Christmas Pig, an old music hall song sung by Rolf Harris. Can anybody post that one?

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Pig tunes
From: GUEST,George Stephens
Date: 23 Sep 15 - 07:17 PM

"Four Wet Pigs" - Greg Brown,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jb4bGvkfW0I


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Subject: RE: Pig tunes
From: GUEST,Ebor Fiddler
Date: 23 Sep 15 - 08:14 PM

Pigtown Fling?


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Subject: RE: Pig tunes
From: Jack Campin
Date: 23 Sep 15 - 08:16 PM

Here goes. My collection so far:


X:1
T:The Black Pig
R:hornpipe
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:EMin
F|GEEG  FDDF|GEEB edBA|GEEG FDDF|B,A,B,D E3
F|GEEG  FDDF|GEEB edBA|GEEG FDDF|B,A,B,D E3
B|e^def gfeg|fefg afdf|gfga bgeg|defd    e/e/ee
f|gaef  gabg|fade fgaf|gbfa efdB|eBAF    E/E/EE2|

X:2
T:Casey's Pig
R:Donegal highland?
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
D<GGD    EDG2|BdgB    A2     A2   |{F}~G2    GD    EDG2|E<GDB, G,2 G,>E|
D<GGD    EDG2|BdgB {d}cB     AB   |    G2    GD    EDG2|E<GDB, G2  G2  |
gabg     d2d2|gabg    e_e=ef      |    gbeg        dgB2|A_A=AB G2  G>B |
ga b/a/g d2Bd|gabg   [c2e2] [c2e2]|    g/b/g e/g/e dgB2|A_A=AB G2  GE |]

X:3
T:Dick's Pig
M:C|
L:1/8
K:DMin
(^G2|A2)D2 D>EF>G   |A2D2  D2E2 |F2(F/G/F) E2  F2|G2(G/A/G) F2G2|
     A2D2  D>EF>G   |A2D2  D2E2 |F2(F/G/F) E>D C2|D6           :|
  E2|F4    G>FE2    |F4    G>FE2|c>GE>G    c2(_E2|D2)B2     A2
(^c2|d2)A2 F2(E/F/E)|D2D>E F2A2 |B>AG>F    E>D C2|D6           :|

X:4
T:Flying Pig
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
G3  AGA | Bcd efg | G3  AGA | BGE E2D |
G3  AGA | Bcd efg | edB AGA | BGE G3 :|
g3  efg | fed edB | gfg aga | bge e2f |
gfg aga | bge edB | edB AGA | BGE G3 :|
DEG BGG | AGG BGG | efg edB | AGA BGE |
DEG BGG | AGG BGG | efg edB | AGF G3 :|
efg fBB | bag fBB | eBB fBB | gfe fBB |
efg fBB | bag fBB | efg fed | egf e3 :|

X:5
T:Little Donald in the Pigpen
M:2/4
L:1/8
K:AMix
cd||e2cA eAcA|Aeec defa|e2cA eAc2|BABc defa |
    e2cA eAcA|Aeec defa|e2cA eAc2|BABc defd||
    eaaf gfed|eaaf g2fd|eaaf gfed|cABc defd |
    eaaf gfed|eaaf g2fg|afge faed|BGGd BGBd|]

X:6
T:The Little Black Pig
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:Dmix
G|A/c/AA DFA   | dcA AGF|GEE cGE| GAB cAG|
  A/c/AA D/F/GA| dcA AGF|GEE cEE|~D3  D2:|
A|d2d    ecA   |~A2d ecA|GEE cGE| GAB cAG|
  d2d    ecA   |~A2d ecA|GEE cEE|~D3  D2:|

X:7
T:The Little Pig Lamenting the Empty Trough
D:Matt Molloy & Sean Keane: Contentment is Wealth
D:Bothy Band: Out of the Wind, Into the Sun
Z:id:hn-reel-208
M:C|
F:http://norbeck.nu/abc/i/hnr2.abc
K:Edor
EF|G2BG FGAF|EBBA BGEF|G2BG FGAc|d2AG FD:|
Dg|f2ec dBAF|EBBA BGEg|f2ec dBAF|G2AG FD:|

X:8
T:Pig Ankle Rag
M:4/4
L:1/8
Q:1/4=150
K:D
af|"A7"gecA- A2af|   gecA- AABA|"D" dABA dABA|      dBA=F ^FAaf|
   "A7"gecA- A2af|   gecA- AABA|"D" dABA dABA|      dBAd-  dBdA|
   "G" B4    d3e |"D"fa2a  bafd|"A7"Acea fdec|[1 "D"d2  a3^g  :|\
                                              [2 "D"d6        |]
cB|"A7"ABcA  BcAB|   cABc- cBAF|"D" D2dA BdAB|      dABd-  dBAF|
   "A7"ABcA  BcAB|   cABc- cBAF|"D" D2dA BdAB|      dABd-  dBdA|
   "G" B4    d3e |"D"fa2b- bafd|"A7"Acea fdec|[1 "D"d2 [f4d4] :|\
                                              [2 "D"d6        |]

X:9
T:The Pig Aitin' Nuts In The Woods
M:2/4
L:1/8
K:GMix
d>c|:BG G/A/G/F/|DG G>A|Bd cA|   F2 d>c |
     BG G/A/G/F/|DG G>A|Bd cA|[1 G2 G>A:|\
                              [2 G2 G2 ||
   |:dg g/a/g/f/|de f>d|cA fA|   F2 d>c |
     BG G/A/G/F/|DG G>A|Bd cA|[1 G2 G>B:|\
                              [2 G2 G2 |]

X:10
T:Moll Rooney's Pig
M:6/8
L:1/8
B:The Dublin Magazine (January, 1843, No. 3)
K:DMin
(3c/d/e/|f2F F2 (3G/F/E/|F2 (3G/F/E/ F2G|A2G A2B|c3-c2
(3c/d/e/|f2F F2 (3G/F/E/|F2 (3G/F/E/ F2G|A2G F2E|D3-D2:|
A|d2c d2e|f2g f2e|d2c d2e|f3-f2
f/g/|agf gfe|fed cde|f2d c2A|F3-F2:|
G|A2G ABc|d2c def|c2d c2B|A2G F2e|f2d c2
A|F3 F2z|A2G ABc|d2c def/g/|a2g f2 e|d3-d2|]

X:11
T: The Pigges of Rumsey
S: pls1082001 <pls1082001:yahoo.com> tradtunes 2002-5-24
S: The Manchester manuscript (c.1650?) BRm/832Vu51p.91 (Nery Watson Library)
N: From the Henry Watson Music Library, (in Manchester Central library)
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
F2D2 D2E2|F4 EFG2|F2D2 D>EF2|E2E2 B4 |
F2D2 D2E2|F4 EFG2|F2D2 dcBA |E2E2 B4:|

X:12
T:Pig in the Parlour
B:"The Compleat Country Dancing-Master" printed by John Walsh, London ca. 1740
M:C|
L:1/8
K:F
F2|AFEF AFEF|c2 c4 BA|B2A2 G2F2 |EFG4
F2|AFEF AFEF|de f4 ed|e2dc G2=B2|cGEG C2:|
c2|ecBc ecBc|b2 a4 gf|e2d2 c2B2 |AGF4
c2|ecBc gcBc|ga b4 ag|afef gece |f2c2 A2:|

X:13
T:Pig Squeal Shottish
O:Scandinavia
N:* Fiddles make squealing sounds on the wrong side of the bridge.
Z:John Chambers <jc:trillian.mit.edu>
M:4/4
L:1/8
P:AABB
K: D
P:A
FG|"D"A2    f2    f>e dF|"A7"G2   E4       ed|       c2 cB  A>g fe|[1 "D"d2 dB A2:|\
                                                                   [2 "D"d2 d2 d2||
P:B
FG|"D"Az "*"z2 "*"z2  A2|"G"Bz "*"z2 "*"z2 B2|[1 "A7"c2 G2- G>A Bc|   "D"B2 A4   :|\
                                              [2 "A7"c2 cB  A>g fe|   "D"d2 d2 d2|]

X:14
T: Pig's Will
C:Sonny McElligott
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:AbLyd
Bd|eAGA eAGA |eAGA A2Bc|dcBA     GABc|dcBA  G4 |
   A3 B ABcd |efge d2ed|cA (3AcA BAGB|A2A>B A2:|
Bd|eaab c'bag|eaaf g2ag|eaag     efge|dBGB  d4 |
   A2 AG ABcd|efge d2ed|cA (3AcA BAGB|A2A>B A2:|

X:15
T:The Pig that Wouldn't Sneeze
C:Paddy O'Brien (Offaly)
R:slip jig
D:Snug in the Blanket,P.O'Brien,J.Gans,D.Sproule
Z:Paul Stewart Cranford (P.S.C.), <http://www.cranfordpub.com>
L:1/8
Q:3/8=110
M:9/8
K:ADor % and G
A3  A2G FED|A3  A2B dBG|A3  A2G FED|E2A A2B A2G:|
B2d d2c BAG|E2A A2G FED|B2d d2c BAG|E2A A2B A2G:|
B2d e2f g2d|E2A A2G FED|B2d e2f g2d|E2A A2B A2G:|

X:16
T:Pigtown Fling
D:Music at Matt Molloy's
Z:id:hn-reel-232
M:C|
K:Em
Bdge d2ed|Bdge dBAB|G2ge d2ed|   B2Ac BEE2:|
Beed e2fe|dfaf gfed|Beed e2fe|[1 dfaf g3 d:|\
                              [2 dfaf gfed||

X:17
T:The Price Of A Pig
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:AMin
ede  A2A |BAB  G2G|e>ge edB|de^f gfg|
ede  A2A |BAB  G2G|e>ge edB|BAA  A3:|
e^fg a>ee|e^fg a2a|age  edB|de^f gfg|
ede  A2A |BAB  G2G|e>ge edB|BAA  A3:|

X:18
T:Shove that Pig's Foot a Little Farther in the Fire
L:1/8
M:C|
S:Bruce Molsky
K:G
zB-|BcBA G2EF|GAGE   D3 D|E(FG2) {A}B3c   |B2  A4
zB-|BcBA G2EF|GAGE   D3 D|EF G2     B3G   |AG- G4:|
BA |Bd2e d3 d|e(dB)c dBGA|B2 d2    [d3g3]g|e2  d4
BA |Bd2e d3 d|edBc   d2d2|B3  c     BAGB  |AG- G4:|

X:19
T:The Tythe Pig
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:G
GAB AFD|G2A B3|cde dBG|[1 c2A F3:|\
                       [2 c2B A3||
d2B G3 |e2c A3|dBd ece|   dBd e2f|g2g gfe|
d2B G3 |d2B d3|d2B e2f|   gfe dBG|d2B G3|]

X:20
T:The Wind that Shakes the Piggery
C:Lindsay Ross (?-1980)
B:The Dance Music of Lindsay Ross
N:Ian Stirlin's 1/4 million-pound piggery near Arbroath blew down in the gales of 1975.
Z:2012 John Chambers <jc:trillian.mit.edu>
M:6/8
L:1/8
K:F
c3|"F" Acf a3-| a2e gfd |   c2f  "Gm"G3-|    G2A BGF |\
   "C7"EGB e3-| edc BAG |"F"FAG      FGF|"C7"E2c BAG |
   "F" Acf a3-| a2e gfd |   c2f  "Gm"G3-|    G2A BGF |\
   "C7"EGB e3-| edc BAG |"F"FAG      FAc|"F" f3- fGF||
   "C7"EGc  e3-|eGA BAG |"F"FAc      f3-|    fAB cBA |\
   "G7"G=Bd g3-|gfe dc=B|"C"c=Bc "G7"e2d|"C7"c2B A2G |
     (4FAcf a3-|a2e gfd |   c2f  "Gm"G3-|    G2A BGF |\
   "C7"EGB  e3-|edc BAG |"F"FAG      FAc|    f3  z2 |]

X:21
T:Yorkshire Old Spot Hp,aka. VWMLa.259
T:Hornpipe,untitled. VWMLa.259
S:Anon. MS, late 18thC, Vaughan Williams Mem. Library
N:My title..from Yorkshire..old for a dotted
N:Hp..pig to play..great dancing....I don't recall
N:seeing ANY earlier Hp. written down spotty..CGP
O:England;Yorkshire
Z:vmp/efdss.Simon Wilson. Reviewed PJH 2008.
M:4/4
L:1/8
Q:2/4=75
K:Bb
B|d>BF>B d>BA>c|B>dc>e d3c |B>AG>F  E>DC>c|   A2F2 F2z
B|d>BF>B d>BA>c|B>df>b g3f |e>dc>B  G>ec>A|   B2B2 B2z:|
f|d>fB>d F>BD>F|G>FE>c C3B,|A,>CF>E D>FB>F|{G}F2ED C3
F|G>FEc  A>GFd |B>AGd  e3g |fFGA    B>dc>A|   B2B2 B2z:|

X:22
T:Cameron's Got his Wife Again
M:C
L:1/8
K:D
B|d>BA>F A<AA>B|d>BA>F E<EE>c|d>BA>F       A<gf>e|d>BA>F D<D D :|
g|f<df<a e<gfe |f<df<a B<BB>g|f<df<a       e<gf>e|d>BA>F D<D D>g|
  f<df<a e<gf<e|f<df<a B<BB>c|d/e/f/g/ a>f e<gf>e|d>BA>F D<D D |]



I didn't include any songs. The Boar's Head Carol is an obvious one.


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Subject: RE: Pig tunes
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 23 Sep 15 - 08:26 PM

'Twas an evening in October, I'll confess I wasn't sober,
I was carting home a load with manly pride,
When my feet began to stutter and I fell into the gutter,
And a pig came up and lay down by my side.
Then I lay there in the gutter and my heart was all a-flutter,
Till a lady, passing by, did chance to say:
"You can tell a man that boozes by the company he chooses,"
Then the pig got up and slowly walked away.
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: Pig tunes
From: Richard Mellish
Date: 24 Sep 15 - 04:14 AM

One classic, not mentioned so far, is Jock Geddes and the Pig.


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Subject: RE: Pig tunes
From: An Pluiméir Ceolmhar
Date: 24 Sep 15 - 11:52 AM

Whelan's Old Sow. For the chap who likes more mature female company.


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Subject: RE: Pig tunes
From: PHJim
Date: 24 Sep 15 - 12:47 PM

Prom Night In Pigtown       John Gorka

There were flowers from the boy pigs,
Who were drinkin' in their barn digs,
In suits of powder blue,
And ruffled shirts on too,
All ordered through the mail.

It was prom night in Pig Town
There was hambones in long gowns,
With painted cloven hooves,
There was no need for shoes,
Or the curlers in their tails.

Couples had their pictures taken,
Under those clothes, the heat was bakin',
They pretended to be cool,
'Cause they'd soon be out of school,
The night of memories.

They ate with noise food by the plates full,
But on the dance floor, they were so graceful,
They'd glide without a care,
Their snouts tucked in the air,
It was a sight to see.

After desserts they bobbed for apples,
All knowing soon they could be scrapple,
Another packaged processed food,
They bore no attitude,
Or grudge against the world.

The prom queen was dancing real slow,
With her silk purse and her proud beau,
Oinking low and soft,
They quietly slipped off
With her new string of pearls.

They all left in even numbers,
Some to find love, some to find slumber;
And some stayed up all night,
To greet the morning light,
And some went to the shore.

And after that the class would scatter,
From Delaware to deli platter,
All would lose a friend,
They were noble to the end,
And never asked for more.

One little piggy went to market,
One little piggy went to Rome,
One little piggy ate roast beef,
One little piggy had none,
One little piggy had none.
It was prom night in Pig Town.


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Subject: RE: Pig tunes
From: GUEST,Arkie
Date: 24 Sep 15 - 01:57 PM

There was a pig went out to Dig

There was a pig went out to dig,
Chrisimas Day, Chrisimas Day,
There was a pig went out to Dig
On Chrisimas Day in the morning.

There was a cow went out to plough ...

There was a sparrow went out to harrow ...

There was drake went out to rake ...

There was a crow went out to sow ...

There was a sheep went out to reap ...

There was a minnow went out to winnow ..


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Subject: RE: Pig tunes
From: Joe_F
Date: 24 Sep 15 - 09:32 PM

Old Woman & the Pig


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Subject: RE: Pig tunes
From: Mark Clark
Date: 24 Sep 15 - 10:22 PM

The Stanley Brothers' He Went to Sleep and the Hogs Ate Him seems like an obvious choice.

      - Mark


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Subject: RE: Pig tunes
From: Susan of DT
Date: 24 Sep 15 - 10:30 PM

In a search of the Digital Tradition
   pig yields 71 hits
   hog yields 52
   boar yields 19


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Subject: RE: Pig tunes
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Sep 15 - 10:35 PM

"Gimme a Pigfoot (And a Bottle of Beer)"


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Subject: RE: Pig tunes
From: Hamish
Date: 25 Sep 15 - 05:09 AM

Whose pigs are these?
Whose pigs are these?
They are John Cott's
You can tell them by the spots
And we found them in the vicarage garden.


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Subject: RE: Pig tunes
From: PHJim
Date: 25 Sep 15 - 08:36 AM

Marjorie

|: Am G :|

Marjorie, come feed the black sow
All on a misty morning
Come get your dinner sow, come come come
Or else you shall have nary a crumb


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Subject: RE: Pig tunes
From: PHJim
Date: 25 Sep 15 - 08:36 AM

Marjorie

|: Am G :|

Marjorie, come feed the black sow
All on a misty morning
Come get your dinner sow, come come come
Or else you shall have nary a crumb


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Subject: RE: Pig tunes
From: PHJim
Date: 25 Sep 15 - 08:36 AM

Marjorie

|: Am G :|

Marjorie, come feed the black sow
All on a misty morning
Come get your dinner sow, come come come
Or else you shall have nary a crumb


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Subject: RE: Pig tunes
From: PHJim
Date: 25 Sep 15 - 08:36 AM

Marjorie

|: Am G :|

Marjorie, come feed the black sow
All on a misty morning
Come get your dinner sow, come come come
Or else you shall have nary a crumb


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Subject: RE: Pig tunes
From: PHJim
Date: 25 Sep 15 - 08:36 AM

Marjorie

|: Am G :|

Marjorie, come feed the black sow
All on a misty morning
Come get your dinner sow, come come come
Or else you shall have nary a crumb


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Subject: RE: Pig tunes
From: GUEST,Dave Hunt (Dr Sunshine)
Date: 26 Sep 15 - 01:45 AM

We ( Sunshine Arts for 16 years...previously, Dr Sunshine's Pavement Show for 23 years.) have a whole collection of Pig songs...Do them as 'The pig set'!

eg
When a pigs a failure
He straightens out his tail
But piggies tails are curly
Cos piggies never fail
(Taught to me by a lovely lady in the street at Sidmouth! we do it as a round)

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Four Pink Pigs.
This is the story of four pink pigs
Two of them little and two of them big
two of them little and two of them big
They danced all night at the Pigtown Jig

Now the two that was little was only half grown
But the two that was big was big as a barn
Big as a barn and tall as a tree
Send 'em on down to the factory

Slice 'em into bacon, cut 'em into ham
Stuff 'em into hot dogs , squeeze 'em into Spam
Pickle their livers and scramble their brain,
Throw their little eyes out in the rain

This is the story of two pink pigs
Leaning on the slop trough smokin' their cigs
Hoping to God they never get big
So they can dance all night at the Pigtown Jig

(From a young American singer in Edinburgh when I was working at
Edinburgh Folk Festival.....not suitable for vegetarians!)

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Whose Pigs are These...usual .....as a round

(we also recorded this with lots of different animals!
eg Whose Cow's are these.....
They are Ken Hughes' - I can tell 'em by their Moos

Whose Dogs are these
They are Baz Parkes' I can tell 'em by their barks   etc

Baz was part of our group , Ken was a singer from Shrewsbury
And all the other verses mentioned local folk people)

**********************************

Piggy on the railway picking up stones
Along came an engine and broke his bones
Oh! said piggy, that's not fair
Well said the engine driver...I don't care!

************************

Three Little Pigs...a brilliant song by the late Leslie Howarth
which we also recorded on 'Sunny Songs for Children'

Three little pigs they left the sty,
They bade their mother a fond goodbye
Each his fortune he would try
To prove them pigs of mettle

One went East and one went West
One by the road he thought the best
Each in property did invest
On which he proposed to settle

Now the first litte pig built a house of hay
He didn't have any foundations to lay
But a big bad wolf he came that way
And called on him to surrender

Little pig little pig let me come in
Oh no by the hairs on my chinny chin chin
Then I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house in
Oh wasn't he sweet and tender.

Now the next little pig built a timber shack
To keep the weather from off his back
He though himself safe from all attack
But the wolf he though 'How easy'

O little pig ...etc
I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house in
Oh wasn't he rich and greasy.

The third little pig built a house of brick
The walls were half a metre thick
Thinks he to himself 'This'll do the trick
The wolf can do his worst

Oh little pig etc...
And he blew till he damned near burst

He huffed and he puffed like a turbo jet
If he'd not lost his breath he'd be puffing there yet
Thinks he to himself a trap I must set
If this little pig's to be taken

Oh little pig, little pig won't you come out
For apples and turnips are lying about
But the piggy just laughed at him up his snout
For he always saved his bacon!

Then the wolf completely lost control
And tried to climb in through the chimney hole
But he tumbled right into the casserole
Oh how the broth did bubble

Then the little pig plied his knife and fork
For he liked wolf more than wolf liked pork
And many a bottle did lose it's cork
In toasting the end of his trouble

And when he had finished his carouse
He married the very sweetest of sows
And took her back home to his fine brick house
to live in honour and glory

Five little pigs in time did come
One went to market and one stayed home
One had roast beef and one had none....
(slight pause)
But that's another story!!!

***********************

Brilliant rhyming scheme, a very clever and funny song. We do it with three kids from the audience and give them rubber snouts - (on thin elastic)
I sing and Maggie uses the wolfshead hat/mask we have. (used to be the late lamented 'Dudley'Vic Baker[Professor Wingnut] who took that part...hard to realise he died back in 1999!)
Also works really well with adults if you pick the right three, and get them to act the parts!

Cheers Dave Hunt (Dr Sunshine)


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Subject: RE: Pig tunes
From: PHJim
Date: 26 Sep 15 - 10:47 AM

My apologies for the multiple postings.

It seems that Dave Hunt's "Four Pink Pigs" must have been sung by someone who couldn't remember the exact wording of Greg Brown's "Four Wet Pigs". Bryan Bowers also did a fine job of singing this song.


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Subject: RE: Pig tunes
From: The Sandman
Date: 26 Sep 15 - 12:30 PM

this one is going to run and run its got trotters


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Subject: RE: Pig tunes
From: GUEST,Dave Hunt (Dr Sunshine)
Date: 27 Sep 15 - 07:24 AM

If anyone has the words (and tunes!) to other pig songs I would be very glad to see/hear them... I never stop collecting!
Sunshine and Smiles   DAVE


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Subject: RE: Pig tunes
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 28 Sep 15 - 05:00 AM

McGinties Meal an' Ale is one of finest pig songs and a makes for a rattling tune too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgZafUpNMXY


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Subject: RE: Pig tunes
From: GUEST,Stuart Estell
Date: 28 Sep 15 - 08:37 AM

The Ritchie family's "Old Woman and the pig" -- I'm sure this could be adjusted quite successfully in light of recent events. The line about it being the "prettiest pig" seems particularly appropriate!

There was an old woman and she had a little pig
Didn't cost much 'cause it wasn't very big

The little old woman kept the piggy in a barn
Prettiest pig on the whole damn' farm

The little old woman fed the piggy on clover
It fell down and died all over

The little old woman she died of grief
Wasn't that a sad relief

The little old man he cried and cried
Then he too lay down and died

That was the end of the one two three
The man and the woman and the little piggy

The good book lies upon the shelf
If you want any more you can sing it yourself


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Subject: RE: Pig tunes
From: treewind
Date: 28 Sep 15 - 09:10 AM

Pig Flu Blues which I wote several years ago when Pigs were topical (at least "swine 'flu" was) for entirely different reasons...


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