One and Twenty

DESCRIPTION: "My father was a farmer gay, With beef and corn in plenty, I hoed, I mowed, I held the plow, And I longed for one and twenty." Of age at last, the singer enlists. Army life makes him wish for home. He loses a leg, is captured, and goes home crippled
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1907 (GreigDuncan8)
KEYWORDS: farming youth soldier battle injury home disability
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber)) US(MW)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
GreigDuncan8 1761, "My Father Was a Farmer Good" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
Gardner/Chickering 96, "One and Twenty" (1 text, 1 tune)

ST GC096 (Partial)
Roud #3367
File: GC096

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