Don't Count Your Chickens

DESCRIPTION: The singer warns against counting one's chickens before they are hatched. He cites as examples the banker who expected to be rich but had his house attached, the boy who expected to marry but had his girl stolen away, etc.
AUTHOR: Probably Rudy Sooter
EARLIEST DATE: 1941 (Randolph)
KEYWORDS: warning money courting
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Randolph 482, "Don't Count Your Chickens" (1 text)
Roud #7584
RECORDINGS:
Rudy Sooter, "Don't Count Your Chickens" (Black & White 10023, n.d.)
File: R482

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