Mistress Paxton's Shop
DESCRIPTION: The singer tells about everything he finds in the shop: "bacca, saip and carpet shoon, screw nails and bakin soda,... split peas an fiddle rosit... whings, biscuits...."
EARLIEST DATE: 1989 (McMorland-Scott)
KEYWORDS: commerce humorous
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Bord))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
McMorland-Scott, pp. 82-83, 152, "Mistress Paxton's Shop" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: An "outlandish catalog" song of a kind popular in Newfoundland ("The Kelligrews Soiree," "The Rich Wedding Cake" and "Trinity Cake") and the music hall (hear, for example, The Flanagan Brothers' "The Half Crown Song"). - BS
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