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Joe Offer Origins: When a Chap Comes Hame/Roarin' Fire (5) Origins:When a Chap Comes Hame/Good Roarin' Fire 12 Dec 20

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Good Roarin' Fire, A

DESCRIPTION: "Wi' the day's work done," these things make the singer happy to come home: "a good roarin' fire," "your childer lep an' run," a "wife is kind an' happy," "a clean-swep' stone."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1911 (GreigDuncan5)
KEYWORDS: home work fire nonballad children wife
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber)) Ireland Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Greig #167, p. 2, "When a Chap Comes Hame" (1 text)
GreigDuncan5 1070, "When a Chap Comes Hame" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Hayward-Ulster, p. 32, "A Good Roarin' Fire" (1 text)
Guigné, pp. 38-41, "The Big Roaring Fire (A Good Roaring Fire; A Tidy Smilin' Wifey)" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #6301
Angus McDonald, "Home From the War" (on MUNFLA/Leach)
Jim Rice, "Roarin' Fire" (on MUNFLA/Leach)

File: HayU032

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