Cottage Well-Thatched with Straw, The
DESCRIPTION: An old farmer envies no one "while I have home-brewed, brown bread, and a cottage well-thatched with straw." His father built it with money he earned. The farmer turns no one away from his door before giving him brown bread and home-brewed beer.
EARLIEST DATE: 1923 (Williams-Thames)
KEYWORDS: home drink food farming nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Williams-Thames, pp. 154-155, "The Cottage Well-Thatched with Straw" (1 text) (also Wiltshire-WSRO Ox 203)
Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List
Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography
The Ballad Index Copyright 2018 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.