Vermont Farmer's Song, The

DESCRIPTION: "Did you ever hear tell of the farmers that live among the hills, Where ev'ry man's a 'Sov'reign' and owns the land he tills." The singer praises the strong men, the pretty girls, the stock, the workers, and presumably anything else he can think of
AUTHOR: Words: John Godfrey Saxe (1816-1887)
EARLIEST DATE: 1939 (Flanders-NewGreen; reportedly written 1850; a tune -- not the traditional one -- was printed in _The Tabernacle_ in 1864))
KEYWORDS: farming nonballad home
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Cohen-AFS1, pp. 35-36, "The Vermont Farmer's Song" (1 text)
Flanders-NewGreen, pp. 102-105, "The Vermont Farmer's Song" (1 text, 2 tunes)

Roud #4659
cf. "The Lincolshire Poacher" (tune, according to Flanders et al)
File: CAFS1035

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