My Father Gave Me
DESCRIPTION: "My father gave me when he was able A bowl, a bottle, a dish and a ladle, A bowl sir my father gave me" up to "... Twelve bowls, twelve bottles, twelve dishes, twelve ladles, eleven bowls ...."
EARLIEST DATE: 1961 (Peacock)
KEYWORDS: cumulative nonballad gift
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Peacock, p. 20, "My Father Gave Me" (1 text, 1 tune)
Mrs. Mary Ann Galpin, "My Father Gave Me" (on PeacockCDROM) [one verse only]
The Counting Song
A Bowl, a Bottle, a Dish and a Ladle
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