Sheep Shearing

DESCRIPTION: Wool "clothes the beggar and the King" and "infant babe"; "the last garments we shall have A shroud when we go to the grave." The singer prefers wool to silks and satins. The wool trade has increased "since Joshua [sic; Jason] stole the golden fleece"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1908 (Reeves-Sharp)
KEYWORDS: commerce nonballad sheep
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Reeves-Sharp, p. 241, "Sheep Shearing" (1 text)
Roud #4743
cf. "The Sheep-Shearing" (theme: praise of sheep and wool)
File: ReSh241

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