Mike Howley (Col.)
The Little Tup [Carlton-in-Lindrick, Notts.]
Oct.1962, No.2, pp.9-10
This is the text (35 lines) of a Tup play, performed by about six men at
Christmas time in Carlton-in-Lindrick, Notts., about 1906. An introductory
verse was sung outside the door. Three more verses describing the size of the
Tup were sung inside, then there was a dialogue between the "Leader" and "1st
Character", as a result of which "Jack" (a butcher) kills the Tup. Three more
verses are sung, describing what use was made of the dead Tup. The performers
received cakes and money. The tune is given for the song.
Carlton-in-Lindrick, Notts. (SK5984)
Perf. about 1906; Publ. 1962
Play; Song; Tune; Full Text; Tup; Leader; 1st Character; Jack; Butcher; Christmas
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00262
Last Updated May 1986 by Peter Millington.