:: Title :: The Old Woman And The Pig
:: Genre :: baby bouncing song, children's song
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Ritchie, Jean [vocal]
:: Setting :: Alan Lomax's apartment, 3rd Street
:: Location :: Greenwich Village, New York City (New York), New York (United States)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: Southern U.S., Anglo-American, Appalachian, Kentucky
:: Session :: Jean Ritchie I 5/49
:: Date :: 5/5/1949
:: Reference Information :: T1016.0, Track 18 (00:02:20)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - Notes on tape box (for session 1016) read: "Game songs" [Source: Tape Box]
2 - Session 1016 is comprised of game songs. Many of them are playparty games. Session 1017 is included as well as both sessions were recorded on May 5, 1949. 1017 returns primarily to ballads and love songs.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Jean Ritchie writes that "'There Was An Old Woman And She Had A Little Pig,' to give its full title" was "one of the first songs I learned to sing, since it is a wonderful baby-rocking song." It was such a family favorite that Ritchie's two sisters once sang it at a wedding, shouting out the whole tragic tale "to the embarrassment of the rest of the family and the great entertainment of the wedding guests." -Folk Songs of the Southern Appalachians As Sung by Jean Ritchie [Source: Folk Songs of the Southern Appalachians]
:: Collection :: Jean Ritchie 1949 and 1950

 

 

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