Early Pearly

 
Performed by:
Margaret Gardham
Recorded in:
Hull
Recorded on:
01/03/2009
Recorded by:
Steve Gardham
Genre:
Keywords:
Begging,
Weather,
Winter
 

Archival information

TYG:
126
Key:
Eb
Time Signature:
3:4, 4:4
Roud id:
258
Laws id:
Q28
Master title:
The Soldier's Poor Little Boy
Places Cited:

Lyrics

1
Early pearly snow on the ground, the wind was bitter and cold;
A poor little beggar boy out in the snow, came knocking at the lady’s door.

2
The lady opened the window so wide, and looked upon the child;
“Come in, come in, my poor little child, and you shall have a warm.

Spoken: And this is the story he told.

3
I am a poor little beggar boy, my mother she is dead,
My father is a drunkard and sends me up to bed.
I sit beside the window to hear the organ play,
God bless my dear old mother, who’s dead and far away.

Archival information

TYG:
126
Key:
Eb
Time Signature:
3:4, 4:4
Roud id:
258
Laws id:
Q28
Master title:
The Soldier's Poor Little Boy
Places Cited: