Early in the Morning when the Cock Begins to Crow

DESCRIPTION: "Early in the morning when the cock begins to crow, Off you work you know your father has to go, With his little nosebag a-plodding through the rain, We shout 'Good morning, father," and we go to sleep again."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1966 (collected from Mrs. E. M. Turner by John Fletcher, according to Raven)
KEYWORDS: work father bird
FOUND IN: Britain(England)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: Jon Raven, _The Urban and Industrial Songs of the Black Country and Birmingham_, Broadside, 1977, p. 186, "Early in the Morning" (1 short text, 1 tune)
Roud #1135
File: JRUI186

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