Waste Not Want Not

Title - Waste Not Want Not
Contributors - Alexander Smith
Reporters - Dr Emily Lyle

Summary - Waste not want not, this precept I will preach;
Let your motto be dispatch and practice what you preach;
Never let your chances like sunbeams pass you by;
You'll never miss the water till the well runs dry.

Alec Smith heard this from his Uncle George, who sang it while visiting on Mr Smith's honeymoon.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:00:45
Date Recorded - 1976.11.27
Language - English
Genre - Song, Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 71035
Original Tape ID - SA1976.257
Original Track ID - SA1976.257.A2
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Classification - R10872;

Item Notes - Text transcribed in School of Scottish Studies. 1 verse. Moral precepts song. Possibly music-hall parody of Rechabite teaching.
Francis Collinson MSS Collection (VWML) vol. 5, no. 15

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