Hobbies, The

DESCRIPTION: In praise of hobbies, "for each has a hobby from cobbler to king." Some have unfortunate hobbies (e.g. "The hobbies of scolds are their husbands to tease,") some have the hobbies of courting; "The Americans'... hobby is Madison, peace, and free trade."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1908 (Greig/Duncan8)
KEYWORDS: political sports patriotic nonballad
1809-1817 - Presidency of James Madison
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Greig-FolkSongInBuchan-FolkSongOfTheNorthEast #50, p. 1, "Hobbies"; #51, pp. 2-3, "Hobbies" (1 text plus 2 fragments)
Greig/Duncan8 1914, "Hobbies" (3 texts)
Arnett-IHearAmericaSinging, p. 36-37, "The Hobbies" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #5632
cf. "Imphm" (tune, per Greig/Duncan8)
cf. "The Wee Window" (tune, per Greig/Duncan8)
NOTES [18 words]: Greig quoting his correspondent in 1908: "I have sung it hundreds of times during the last 50 years...." - BS
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