Ben Fisher

DESCRIPTION: "Ben Fisher had finished his day's hard work, And he sat at his cottage door; And his good wife Kate sat by his side, And the moonlight danced on the floor." They look back on their twelve years of marriage; they are not rich but are as happy as anyone
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1916 (Gardner/Chickering); reportedly published in 1859 in the first Beadle's Dime Song Book
KEYWORDS: marriage children farming
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Gardner/Chickering 118, "Ben Fisher" (1 text)
ST GC118 (Partial)
Roud #3699
NOTES: Standard nineteenth-century treacle, with a bit of a temperance message ("Ben Fisher had never a pipe of clay, Nor never a dram drank he, So he loved at home with his wife to stay"). - RBW
File: GC118

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