The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection

The Old Sow Died of a Mating Last Spring

Cat. #1315 (MFH #908) - As sung by Tom Packworth, Marshall, Arkansas on July 14, 1967

VERSE 1
Reefer, thrasher, any such a thing
The old sow died of a matin', last spring
What became of her head?
Made th best oven that ever baked bread
Oven, skillet any such a thing
The old sow died of a matin' last spring

VERSE 2
What became of her bones?
Make th best thrasher that ever was known
Reefer, thrasher, any such a thing
The ole sow died of a matin' last spring

VERSE 3
What became of her tail?
Make th best mall that ever malled rails
Mall, rails, splinters, any such a thing
The old sow died of a matin' last spring