M.Howley (1962)


Mike Howley (Col.)
The Little Tup [Carlton-in-Lindrick, Notts.]
Folk, 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.

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Locations: Carlton-in-Lindrick, Notts. (SK5984)
Years: Perf. about 1906; Publ. 1962
Subjects: Play; Song; Tune; Full Text; Tup; Leader; 1st Character; Jack; Butcher; Christmas
Archives: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00262

Last Updated May 1986 by Peter Millington.