A.S.Buxton Collection (No Date - a)
*Albert Sorby Buxton (Col.)
*"The Owd Tup" [Christmas play]
Buff notebook, pp.43-47
Full text (26 lines) of "The Owd Tup" or "T'Owd Tup" song and
play, possibly from Cuckney Notts. "I and Our Old Lass" went
in first to recite the introductory verse, and then everyone
sang the rest of the play. A footnote mentions George Washington
singing this song to a child relative.
A transcript in the P.T.Millington Collection is annotated "Cuckney", and
in "Ritual Animal Disguise", E.C.Cawte (1978, p.240) also lists
a Tup play from Cuckney in the A.S.Buxton Collection. However,
there is nothing in this item to confirm that it comes from
Cuckney. On the other hand, it does immediately follow the
Cuckney "Poor Owd Oss" play in Buxton, and there may be some
indication with a copy in the E.L.Guilford Collection (M/9912/1).
This has yet to be checked.
Cuckney, Notts. (SK5671)
*"The Owd Tup"; I and Our Old Lass; Song; Play
George Washington (Perf.)
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00751;
E.L.Guilford Collection, Ref.M99 12/1
* indicates data that has not yet been validated against the original source and/or has yet to be completely indexed.
Last Updated Mar 2005 by Peter Millington.