The pig got up & slowly walked away!

26th October 2007, 13:16
David Whitehurst was chief r/o when I made my first trip in Brocks in ther "Makalla" in 1957.

After a couple of beers (or 5) he would recite his poem:--

'twas early in November
or it may have been December
I was walking down the street
in Drunken pride
When my knees began to stutter
So I lay down in the gutter
And a pig came up and lay down at my side!

As I lay there in the Gutter
with my head all of a flutter
I chanced to hear a passing Lady say
"You can tell a man who boozes-
by the compmany he chooses"
And the pig got up and slowly walked away.

Are you out there David?

Come and tell us where that one came from.

(Later -oh yes! - I just discovered the origin! - anyone else?

26th October 2007, 13:49
My grandfather used to sing that one when he was in his
rogueish mood, which was quite often. My mother also sang
it, and I have passed it on to my children. It is a timeless
piece reminding us of our position in life. Classic. Now it is
easily found on the internet. amazing. Best Wishes, Raymond

26th October 2007, 15:07

If you want to hear it, go to

You will have to register, same as this website. Then find it - easiest way is to find the artist Fred Crumit and track it down from there. You will get a twenty minute or so play on Windows Media Player. The song is at 10.34 from start. It takes me back down memory lane, too.

26th October 2007, 16:27
Hi Again Alick!

Yes, I found a CD called "Frank Crumit Returns" (original 1920-1938 recordings) and there it is.

Several more verses in fact!

Wonder where Davy Whiehurst went......maybe he was Crumit in disguise!