Old Enoch

DESCRIPTION: The singer is a dabster at stealing. He steals Enoch and Bill's pork and John Wood's wheat, and sheep, and a beehive. He feeds his friends who'd never believe he's a thief "for I'm called a nice man"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1856 (Thompson-Pioneer)
KEYWORDS: bragging theft food humorous thief
FOUND IN: US(MA)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Thompson-Pioneer 88, "Old Enoch" (1 text)
Roud #2851
NOTES: Thompson-Pioneer: "The word 'dabster' means 'expert.'" [Compare "dab hand." - RBW] - BS
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File: TPS088

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