I Once Had a Granny
DESCRIPTION: "I once had a granny And songs she had many And there ne'er will be any Shall sing them so well." She sang as she baked "of lovers who parted ... Of soldiers and sailors Of tinkers and tailors ...." Before she died she bade the singer not to cry.
AUTHOR: Hugh Quinn (1884-1956) (source: Hammond-SongsOfBelfast)
EARLIEST DATE: 1952 (_Rann Magazine_ Summer 1952, according Roud)
KEYWORDS: music nonballad family
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Hammond-SongsOfBelfast, p. 17, "I Once Had a Granny" (1 text, 1 tune)
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