I Am a Roving Peddler

DESCRIPTION: The roving pedlar drives from town to town selling vegetables to women. He is "afraid they'll beat me down" haggling over the price. He "never had a failure, I always sold my crop." He loses his license and must be driven: "now I ride in style."
AUTHOR: Hughie O'Quinn (according to Bennett-Downey)
EARLIEST DATE: 1980 (Bennett-Downey)
KEYWORDS: travel commerce humorous
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Bennett-Downey 13, pp. 103-107, "I Am a Roving Peddler" (1 text)
Roud #24297
Jerome Downey, "I Am a Roving Peddler" (on NFJDowney01)
Hector MacIsaac and Jerome Downey, "The Peddler's Song" (on NFHMacIsaac01)
Hector MacIsaac and Emma MacIsaac, "Roving Peddler" (on NFHMacIsaac02)

cf. "The Roving Gambler (The Gambling Man)" [Laws H4] (tune and basis for some verses)
NOTES: This is not a parody of "The Roving Gambler" but all listeners would recognize the parallels. - BS
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