Father's Advice

DESCRIPTION: "My old feyther used to seh ta me, Here's a piece o' good advice I'd like to give to thee." The foolish child will be in trouble when the father dies, unless he takes the advice to "tak all" and "gie nowt" and "look after number one"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1973 (Hamer-GreenGroves)
KEYWORDS: father warning greed
FOUND IN: Britain(Engand(North))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Hamer-GreenGroves, pp. 66-67, "Father's Advice" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #1152
NOTES [23 words]: Not quite as extreme an example of selfishness as "The Miller's Will (The Miller's Three Sons)" [Laws Q21], but tending that way.... - RBW
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File: HaGr066

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