DESCRIPTION: e singer recalls how good the work was "when I was young." "But noo the warld's turned upside doon ... Some toons hae got a thrashin' mill ... the steam mill beats them a'." "When work gets less and money scarce, We winna gang sae braw."
EARLIEST DATE: 1908 (GreigDuncan3)
KEYWORDS: farming worker technology unemployment
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan3 354, "Ellon Market" (3 texts, 1 tune)
NOTES: GreigDuncan3 has a map on p. xxxv, of "places mentioned in songs in volume 3" showing the song number as well as place name; Ellon (353,354) is at coordinate (h3,v9-0) on that map [roughly 16 miles N of Aberdeen]. - BS
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