Oh Dear Mother

DESCRIPTION: "What a cold I've got." The singer asks the doctor whether s/he will die. The answer may be yes [eventually] or no; in any case, to cure this cold "take your medicine twice a day"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1917 (GreigDuncan8)
KEYWORDS: disease medicine nonballad doctor
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan8 1613, "Oh Dear Mother" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #13501
ALTERNATE TITLES:
Oh Mother Mother
NOTES: GreigDuncan8: "It is also similar to part of Opie, Singing Game, No. 147 'The Johnsons Had a Baby' and lines in 'Mistress Brown' referred to at [GreigDuncan8] 1617 'Mrs Brown Went to Town'." - BS
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File: GrD81613

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