“My Father Gave Me”


"My father gave me when he was able A bowl, a bottle, a dish and a ladle, A bowl sir my father gave me" up to "... Twelve bowls, twelve bottles, twelve dishes, twelve ladles, eleven bowls ...."


  1. Peacock, p. 20, "My Father Gave Me" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #1505
  3. BI, Pea020


Alternate titles: “The Counting Song”; “A Bowl, a Bottle, a Dish and a Ladle”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1961 (Peacock)
Found in: Canada(Newf)