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Posted by Lewis on April 11, 2006

In Reply to: "Pig and Whistle" posted by Les Walker on April 11, 2006

: Can you please tell me the origin of the pub name "Pig and Whistle"

"Tom, Tom the Piper's Son
Stole a pig and away did run"

a whistle is a woodwind instrument - as in "penny-whistle" - a pig is just a pig, unless it gets the chop and then it is bacon.

L