Save My Father's Picture from the Sale

DESCRIPTION: "It was many years ago, in the time of frost and snow, My poor old father fell sick and died." The orphan is forced to watch as all (his/her) memories are sold. Finally he begs, "Save my father's picture from the sale!" and a pretty girl buys it for him
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1941 (Randolph)
KEYWORDS: death orphan commerce help
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Randolph 854, "Save My Father's Picture from the Sale" (1 text, 1 tune)
Randolph/Cohen, pp. 478-481, "Save My Father's Picture from the Sale" (1 text, 1 tune -- Randolph's 854)

Roud #4459
NOTES: Cohen notes that several songs from the 1880s -- "Save My Father's Picture from the Sale," "Don't Sell My Mother's Picture," and the parody "Save My Brother's Whiskers from the Pail" -- seem built around the elements of this song. Whether these ancestral to or derived from the song given to Randolph is unclear; his informant thought the song older than the copyrights. - RBW
File: R854

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