“The Basket-Maker's Child”


"Where the green willow swayed by the brook... In a little cottage nestled in a quiet nook Dwelt the basket-maker's child." One Saturday night they told the singer that she must die. She asks to be buried by the brook, and happily goes to the Savior


Is it just me, or have I heard this plot a few hundred times before? - RBW


  1. Randolph 714, "The Basket-Maker's Child" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Randolph/Cohen, pp. 461-463, "The Basket-Maker's Child" (1 text, 1 tune -- Randolph's 714)
  3. Roud #7379
  4. BI, R714


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1862 (Beadle's Dime Song Book #9)
Found in: US(So)