“Ground for the Floor (I)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1904 (Sharp)
Keywords: home farming work music nonballad sheep shepherd worker
Found in: Britain(England(Lond,South))


At day's end, the singer (a shepherd) makes his way home, where he sits content. He praises the cottage, though he has "nothing but ground for my floor." He sleeps well, rising cheerfully to his work and playing his pipe; he has no high ambitions

Cross references



  1. Kennedy 250, "Ground for the Floor" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #1269
  3. BI, RcGftF