Treat My Daughter Kindly (The Little Farm)

DESCRIPTION: The singer meets and falls in love with a girl. Her father asks him to "Treat my daughter kindly, never do her harm. When I die I'll leave you my little house and farm." The two are happily married and live a contented life
AUTHOR: James Bland
EARLIEST DATE: 1878 (sheet music for "The Farmer's Daughter, or The Little Chickens in the Garden" published)
KEYWORDS: courting marriage father
FOUND IN: US(MA,MW,NE,SE,So) Britain(England) Ireland
REFERENCES (7 citations):
Gardner/Chickering-BalladsAndSongsOfSouthernMichigan 119, "I Once Did Know a Farmer" (1 text plus an excerpt)
Randolph 668, "The Little Chickens in the Garden" (1 text plus a fragment, 1 tune)
Brown/Belden/Hudson-FrankCBrownCollectionNCFolklore2 175, "The Farmer's Daughter" (1 text)
Warner-TraditionalAmericanFolkSongsFromAnneAndFrankWarnerColl 77, "Treat My Daughter Kindly (or, The Little Farm)" (1 text)
Bronner/Eskin-FolksongAlivePart2 47, "I Once Did Know a Farmer" (1 text, 1 tune)
McBride-FlowerOfDunaffHillAndMoreTradSongsInnishowen 68, "Treat My Daughter Kindly" (1 text, 1 tune)
Williams-Wiltshire-WSRO Wt 337, "All the Little Chickens in the Garden" (1 text)

ST R668 (Partial)
Roud #2552
Riley Puckett, "Farmer's Daughter" (Columbia 15686-D, 1931; rec. 1928)
Arthur Smith Trio, "The Farmer's Daughter" (Bluebird B-7893, 1938)

NLScotland, L.C.Fol.70(62a), "The Chickens in the Garden," Poet's Box (Dundee), c. 1890
File: R668

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