Buttermilk Boy, The

DESCRIPTION: A poor boy tells his mother of his plan to get buttermilk, sell it to buy eggs, raise chickens, sell chickens, etc., and so get rich. Very early on, he spills the goods and his schemes come to naught. Listeners are warned against counting their chickens
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1923 (Williams-Thames)
KEYWORDS: money commerce poverty
FOUND IN: Ireland Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Williams-Thames, p. 40, "A-Begging Buttermilk I Will Go" (1 text) (also Wiltshire-WSRO Wt 432)
SHenry H57a, pp. 57-58, "The Buttermilk Boy" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #1227
File: HHH057a

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