Posted by Smokey Stover on April 11, 2006
In Reply to: Tom Tom Club posted by Lewis 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.
No doubt this is completely irrelevant, but here's more about Tom, this time a song.
Oh, Tom he was a piper's son,
He learned to play when he was young,
But all the tune that he could play
Was "Over the hills and far away."
Over the hills and a long way off,
The wind will blow your top-knot off.