Farmers in the Seventeenth Century

DESCRIPTION: "The farmers saw denty, sae weel brag o' plenty, Their weel packiet purses they're grown unco sma'." The singer contrasts their former wealth with their current poverty, brought about by declines in farm prices
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1873 (sent by James Hunter to Furnival, according to Lyle)
KEYWORDS: farming hardtimes
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: Emily Lyle, _Fairies and Folk: Approaches to the Scottish Ballad Tradition_, Wissenschaflicher Verlag Trier, 2007, pp, 221-222, "[Farmers in the 17th Century]]" (1 short text)
File: AdF17C

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