“Once I Had a Daughter”


Father has a daughter who leaves for Germany and returns and says "I have my sweetheart here." Father replies "I have no time to chat And I have no time to talk And I do not like the vagabond Who by your side does walk."


The current description is based on the Creighton-SNewBrunswick fragment. - BS


  1. Creighton-SNewBrunswick 106, "Once I Had a Daughter" (1 text fragment, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #2778
  3. BI, CrSNB106


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1960 (Creighton-SNewBrunswick)
Found in: Canada(Mar)