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The Old Sow (2)

The Old Sow (2)
The was an old farmer who had an old sow
(grunt) ow (whistle) ow (PFTHTTT) idle-e-dow
Suzanna's a funicle man

Chorus

     Sing lassy go rings below
     Suzanna's a funicle man
     (grunt) an (whistle) an (PFTHTTT) idle-e-dan
     Suzanna's a funicle man

Now this old sow had nine little pigs
(grunt) ig (whistle) ig (PFTHTTT) idle-e-dig
Suzanna's a funicle man

Chorus

These nine little pigs, they got out of their sty
(grunt) i (whistle) i (PFTHTTT) idle-e-di
Suzanna's a funicle man

Chorus

They went in thefield and they ate all the beets
(grunt) eet (whistle) eet (PFTHTTT) idle-e-deet
Suzanna's a funicle man

Chorus

They got in the barn and they ate all the corn
(grunt) orn (whistle) orn (PFTHTTT) idle-e-dorn
Suzanna's a funicle man

Chorus

These nine little pigs, grew big and grew fat
(grunt) at (whistle) at (PFTHTTT) idle-e-dat
Suzanna's a funicle man

Chorus

That's the end of this little song
(grunt) ong (whistle) ong (PFTHTTT) idle-e-dong
Suzanna's a funicle man

Chorus

note:Here is another version of the Sow song; which
is a farrowing song from Somerset. I learned t
this with the title 'Suzanna's a funicle man'.
In the dark ages of folk before the sixties
revival (which started in the fifties) The torch of
folk music in England was carried by a group of well
to do, elderly ladies. Every year they held
(and still do) a folk festival at the Royal Albert Hall.
One year, in the forties I think, legend has it that
a group of singers from Somerset performed this song and
the ladies were most upset. Not recognizing it as a TRUE
folk song, they thought that the group were making fun
of folk music.It is worth spending a little effort
perfecting the great sound effects.Enjoy,BH

BH
APR99
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