“Danny Sim's Sow”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1930 (Ord)
Keywords: drink animal abuse injury commerce
Found in: Britain(Scotland)

Description

"There was a drunken collier, they ca'd him Danny Sim." Danny, sent to buy feed for the sow, instead spends it drinking. His wife complains. He grabs a pick (pike?) and beats her. He offers a sow to the butcher, and sells his bruised wife

Notes

Although clearly meant to be funny, this strikes me as being about as humorous as mud. - RBW

References

  1. Ord, pp. 401-403, "Danny Sim's Sow" (1 text)
  2. Roud #5616
  3. BI, Ord401