“My Father Gave Me a Lump of Gold (Seven Long Years)”


"My father dear, so far from here, has given me good advice, He told me to quit my rambling ways And settle down for life." The rest of the family gives equally good advice. Father gives a lump of gold, but it cannot save the son from hell. Etc.


  1. Belden, pp. 259-260, "Prentice's Drinking Song" (1 text)
  2. Randolph 834, "My Father Gave Me a Lump of Gold" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. SharpAp 102, "Seven Long Years" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. Roud #3605
  5. BI, R834


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1903 (Belden)
Found in: US(Ap,SE,So)