My Father Gaed Me Milk and Bread

DESCRIPTION: "Ma faither gies me milk an breid [or meat], Ma mither gies me claes, Tae sit aboot the fireside [or be someplace else] An knap fowk's taes"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1914 (GreigDuncan8)
KEYWORDS: clothes food humorous nonballad father mother
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
GreigDuncan8 1620, "My Father Gaed Me Milk and Bread" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Robert Chambers (Edited by Norah and William Montgomerie), Traditional Scottish Nursery Rhymes (1990 selected from Popular Rhymes) #225, p. 123, ("Ma faither gies me milk an breid")

Roud #12984
NOTES: A joke on collectors? - RBW
Last updated in version 2.5
File: GrD81620

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