Sheriff's Sale, The

DESCRIPTION: "'Tis misfortune o'ertook us, and a tale soon did tell; The Sheriff came in our old home for to sell." Mother and sister "prepare to depart from their old cottage door" but are spared: the purchaser of the auctioned home turns out to be a family member.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1965 (Ives-DullCare)
KEYWORDS: poverty hardtimes help family home police
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Ives-DullCare, pp. 138-140, 255, "The Sheriff's Sale" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #4983
File: IvDC038

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