DESCRIPTION: "My old feyther used to seh ta me, Here's a piece o' good advice I'd like to give to thee." The foolish child will be in trouble when the father dies, unless he takes the advice to "tak all" and "gie nowt" and "look after number one"
EARLIEST DATE: 1973 (Hamer-GreenGroves)
KEYWORDS: father warning greed
FOUND IN: Britain(Engand(North))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Hamer-GreenGroves, pp. 66-67, "Father's Advice" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [23 words]: Not quite as extreme an example of selfishness as "The Miller's Will (The Miller's Three Sons)" [Laws Q21], but tending that way.... - RBW
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