Day We Packed the Hamper for the Coast, The
DESCRIPTION: About the great difficulties a couple has "the day we packed the hamper for the coast." First the food is loaded in extravagant quantities. Then the wife tries to add cooking utensils; the husband proposes adding the cat. And so forth.
EARLIEST DATE: 1933 (Sam Henry collection)
KEYWORDS: travel husband wife humorous food fight
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
SHenry H488, pp. 501-502, "The Day We Packed the Hamper for the Coast" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: The Sam Henry text (the only one known; I suspect Henry's informant was close to the author) seems to end in mid-song, with the hamper full but nothing much happening. I suspect an explosion -- either of the hamper or of the quarreling couple -- followed. - RBW
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