Cobbler's Bill, The
DESCRIPTION: A cobbler shows his work -- "Here's cutting and contriving, Hammer, nails, and driving, Hemp, wax, and leather" -- and asks, "Madam, if you pleasee, To pay me your fees, It's fourpence ha'penny all together"
EARLIEST DATE: 1923 (Williams-FolkSongsOfTheUpperThames)
KEYWORDS: commerce work nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Williams-FolkSongsOfTheUpperThames, p. 304, "The Cobbler's Bill" (1 text) (also Williams-Wiltshire-WSRO Mi 545)
NOTES [14 words]: The current description includes all of the Williams-FolkSongsOfTheUpperThames text. - BS
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