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"
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)
Oh Mother Mother
NOTES [32 words]: 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
Last updated in version 2.5
Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List
Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography
The Ballad Index Copyright 2018 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.