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.
AUTHOR: unknown
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)
Roud #1270
File: WT154

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