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A Bowl, Bottle, A Dish and a Ladle

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First Line:My mother gave me when she was able
Source: Journal of English Folk Dance & Song Society 1:3 (1934) pp.136-137
Performer: Hill, George
Place Collected: Dursley
Date collected: 1934
Roud Number: 1505
Other Numbers: Laws Q31

Despite the simple repetitive nature of this ditty, it is very rare in tradition, having been only collected twice, once in Gloucestershire and once in Canada in 1961 from a lady whose ancestors came from Somerset. Nothing further is known of the song’s origins.