Old Four-Posted Beadstead, The

DESCRIPTION: The singer recalls growing up in his grandfather's house and playing on the four-posted bedstead. He remembers his grandmother being sick and visited by the doctor and vicar/parson before she died in the bed.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1880 (broadside, LOCSheet sm1880 13379)
KEYWORDS: home death family father mother doctor
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Williams-Thames, p. 262, "The Old Bedstead" (1 text) (also Wiltshire-WSRO Bk 22)
Roud #1194
BROADSIDES:
Bodleian, Harding B 11(2798), "The Old Four-Posted Bedstead" ("It was down in Bedfordshire in an old fashioned town"), unknown, no date
LOCSheet, sm1880 13379, "The Old Family Bedstead" ("It was down in good old Maine"), T. B Harms & Co (New York), 1880 (with tune)

File: WT262

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