Copper and Silver
DESCRIPTION: A mother advises her son: "save just a copper each week." "Your copper my grow unto silver Your silver will grow unto gold"; "Don't never be bashful in taking a wife"; "Keep your head above water" for "when you have money your friends will come 'round"
EARLIEST DATE: 1951 (MUNFLA-Leach)
KEYWORDS: money nonballad gold friend mother wife youth
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
Frank Knox, "Copper and Silver" (on MUNFLA-Leach)
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