Birds Sing Sweeter, Lad, at Home, The

DESCRIPTION: "When but a lad of tender years my dear old dimpled dad This maxim would impress upon my mind:.... You'll find the lads sing sweeter, lad, at home." The singer has traveled far, and his father and mother are dead, but home is indeed sweeter
AUTHOR: Words: John F. Palmer / Music: Charles E. Pratt
EARLIEST DATE: 1895 (reported copyright date)
KEYWORDS: home travel father nonballad
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: James P. Leary, Compiler and Annotator, _Wisconsin Folklore_ University of Wisconsin Press, 2009, article "The Wanigan Songbook" by Isabel J. Ebert, p. 218, "The Birds Sing Sweeter, Lad, at Home" (1 text, sung by Emory DeNoyer)
File: EDeN218B

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