West Virginia's Appalachian Music and Literature: Humor

The Piggy Song

Recorded by Bonnie Collins

Illustration by Mark Clayton

 Listen to Bonnie Collins sing "The Piggy Song."

Oh, there was an old man, and he bought a little pig,
Oink, oink, oink.
Oh, there was an old couple and they bought a little pig,
Oink, oink, oink.
Oh, there was an old couple and they bought a little pig,
It didn't cost much cause it wasn't very big.
Oink, oink, oink.

Well, that little pig ran all over the farm,
Oink, oink, oink.
The little pig ran all over the farm,
Oink, oink, oink.
Oh, the little pig ran all over the farm,
You can bet he did an awful lot of harm.
Oink, oink, oink.

Well, they fed that pig on a bushel of clover,
Oink, oink, oink.
Oh, they fed that pig on a bushel of clover,
Oink, oink, oink.
Oh, they fed that pig on a bushel of clover,
He made a big burp and he fell right over.
Oink, oink, oink.

Oh, the old woman wept and the old woman cried,
Oink, oink, oink.
Oh, the old woman wept and the old woman cried,
Oink, oink, oink.
The old woman wept and the old woman cried,
And then she laid right down and died.
Oink, oink, oink.

Well, the old man died from the want of breath,
Oink, oink, oink.
The old man died from the want of breath,
Oink, oink, oink.
Oh, the old man died from the want of breath,
Now wasn't that a terrible death?
Oink, oink, oink.

Now that was the end of one, two, three,
Oink, oink, oink.
That was the end of one, two, three,
Oink, oink, oink.
That was the end of the one, two, three,
The man and the woman and the little piggy.
Oink, oink, oink.

 

Bonnie Collins is a West Virginia storyteller who lives in Doddridge County, West Virginia. Mrs. Collins has received several awards: Vandalia Award, Sammy Award, Distinguished West Virginian Award, and the Good Samaritan Award for a lifetime of service to mankind.

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