Ground for the Floor (II)
DESCRIPTION: The singer has "a neat little cottage with ground for the floor" surrounded by brambles and thorns. He is happy with his dog and gun, a three-legged stool, a fire on the ground, bed of straw, and one guinea in the pocket of his only suit.
EARLIEST DATE: before 1813 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 11(3660))
KEYWORDS: home nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(England(Lond))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Broadwood/Maitland-EnglishCountySongs, pp. 96-97, "Ground for the Floor" (1 text, 1 tune)
Bodleian, Harding B 11(3660), "Ground for the Floor" ("I lived in a wood for a number of years"), J. Evans (London), 1780-1812; also Harding B 11(3659), Harding B 16(108b), Harding B 11(1437), Harding B 11(1438), Harding B 11(1439), Firth c.19(212), Harding B 28(81), Harding B 11(321), Harding B 25(781), "Ground for the Floor"
cf. "Ground for the Floor (I)" (subject)
NOTES [43 words]: The description is from broadside Bodleian Harding B 11(3660). Roud assigns the same number to this and "Ground for the Floor" ("The sun being set"); while they are about the same general subject and share a single phrase, I don't see how they are related. - BS
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