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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