Fyvie Ploughmen, The

DESCRIPTION: The singer, not a ploughman, sings the ploughmen's praise. They whistle and sing in all weather. They should not cheat "the bonnie lassie." They are poor but if farmers don't pay them well enough "there is emigration to tak' them o'er the sea"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1904 (GreigDuncan3)
KEYWORDS: infidelity emigration farming money nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig #16, p. 2, ("Come listen, all ye ploughman lads") (1 text)
GreigDuncan3 420, "The Fyvie Ploughmen" (5 texts, 2 tunes)

Roud #5939
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Plains of Waterloo" (tune, per Greig)
cf. "Harrowing Time" (subject: ploughing match)
cf. "The Plooin' Match" (subject: ploughing match)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
The Ploughman Lad
The Ploughmen o' Fyvie
File: GrD3420

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