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Book TitleAuthorDateNotes
Song TitleShe bundled me into the hog tub
Roud No.1273
Collected FromSparrow, Ann Mrs.
Collected ByWilliams, Alfred
Alternative Title
Source PrimaryWSRO: 2598/36 Packet 4 - Wiltshire: Williams, A: MS collection No Wt 375
Source SecondaryWilts and Gloucestershire Standard, 15th July, 1916, p 3, Part 37, No. 5: Williams, A: Folk songs of the upper Thames, 1923 p 177, 178
Song Lyrics
Verse 1

Once I courted a pretty a girl
As ever your eyes did see,
And then she got so very fine,
She didn't care a pin about me;
She invited me to her own home -
'Twas what she never did before;
She bundled me into the hog tub,
And I won't go there any more.


The hog tub, the wash tub,
The tub behind the door;
She bundled me into the hog tub,
But I won't go there any more.

Verse 2

If I'd swimmed as nigh to the bottom,
As I did unto the brim,
It's there I might have been drowned,
And never more been seen;
But there came along an old friend -
'Twas one I'd had before -
He helped me out of the hog tug,
But I won't go there any more.



Where there's a Jack there's always a Jill,
Where there's a way you'll find there's a will.
Print Song Lyrics
Williams, Alfred: Ms / WGS / FSUT: 'I have heard this song twice in the upper Thames Valley; I think it is very old. It may be of local origin; it is certainly of rustic flavour. The words I obtained of Mrs W Sparrow, Crudwell.'

Transcribed and edited by Chris Wildridge, 2010.



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