DESCRIPTION: There's no watch or clock needed at Potterton: "It was porridge time, and sowen time, And -- Come, lads, yoke." "Wi' cauld kail and tatties Ye feed us like a pig; While ye drink tay and toddy, And hurl [drive] in yer gig"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1911 (GreigDuncan3)
KEYWORDS: farming work food ordeal nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig #161, p. 2, ("The folk o' the muckle toon o' Rora") (1 fragment)
GreigDuncan3 392, "Potterton" (2 texts)

Roud #5924
NOTES: GreigDuncan3 385 quoting Robertson, Song Notes: ." .. a protest of servants against the treatment they got." - BS
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