Basket-Maker's Child, The

DESCRIPTION: "Where the green willow swayed by the brook... In a little cottage nestled in a quiet nook Dwelt the basket-maker's child." One Saturday night they told the singer that she must die. She asks to be buried by the brook, and happily goes to the Savior
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1862 (Beadle's Dime Song Book #9)
KEYWORDS: death love separation burial
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Randolph 714, "The Basket-Maker's Child" (1 text, 1 tune)
Randolph/Cohen-OzarkFolksongs-Abridged, pp. 461-463, "The Basket-Maker's Child" (1 text, 1 tune -- Randolph's 714)

Roud #7379
NOTES [12 words]: Is it just me, or have I heard this plot a few hundred times before? - RBW
File: R714

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