“Ground for the Floor (I)”


At day's end, the singer (a shepherd) makes his way home, where he sits content. He praises the cottage, though he has "nothing but ground for my floor." He sleeps well, rising cheerfully to his work and playing his pipe; he has no high ambitions

Cross references


  • George Maynard, "The Sun Being Set" (on Maynard1); "Ground for the Floor" (on Voice20)


  1. Kennedy 250, "Ground for the Floor" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #1269
  3. BI, RcGftF


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1904 (Sharp)
Found in: Britain(England(Lond,South))