Faughhill Shearing, The

DESCRIPTION: When harvest time approaces the farmer must find "shearers" from among tailors, barnmen, and ploughmen. They complain of the hard and painful work. When the corn is in "they drink and rant" happily and return to their usual work until next harvest
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1827 (Lyle-Crawfurd1)
KEYWORDS: farming work nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber,Bord))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Greig #98, p. 2, "The Harvest Song" (1 text)
GreigDuncan3 405, "The Harvest Song" (1 text)
Lyle-Crawfurd1 51, "The Faughhill Shearing" (1 text)

Roud #3873
cf. "The Rock and the Wee Pickle Tow" (tune, per Lyle-Crawfurd2, p. ix)
File: GrD3405

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