Reaphook and Sickle, The
DESCRIPTION: Harvest time. "With reaphook and sickle so well we'll clear the land." The farmer provides good brown beer. Singer's "charming creature," Nancy, binds the corn and brings it to the waggoner. Harvest done, threshing begins. "A health to all you farmers"
EARLIEST DATE: 1888 (Sumner)
KEYWORDS: farming harvest drink nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(England(Lond,South))
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Broadwood/Maitland, pp. 66-67, "The Good Old Leathern Bottle"; p. 148, "The Reaphook and the Sickle" (2 texts, 3 tunes)
Palmer-ECS, #14, "The Reaphook and Sickle" (1 text, 1 tune)
Purslow-Constant, p.77, "Reaphook and Sickle" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Heywood Sumner, The Besom Maker (London, 1888 ("Digitized by Google")), pp. 13-14, "The Reaphook and the Sickle" (1 text, 1 tune)
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