Babcock Bedtime Story, The

DESCRIPTION: A cante-fable: Old El, crippled and without resource, is sentenced to the poorhouse. His wife must go to another poorhouse. They are preparing to part for the last time. The song (to the tune of Loch Lomond) recalls their happy times together, now gone
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1982
KEYWORDS: injury poverty work separation husband wife age
FOUND IN: US(MA)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
FSCatskills 176, "The Babcock Bedtime Story" (1 text, 1 tune)
ST FSC176 (Partial)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Loch Lomond" (tune & meter, some words) and references there
File: FSC176

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