Inverquhomery Ploughing Match, The

DESCRIPTION: The contestants appear before the match: Andrew Penny from Shannas, William Morris from Yokieshill, Alex Cheyne from Middletown. After an ellipsis "a social evening we had through, And parted all a happy crew"
AUTHOR: John Sim (source: Greig-FolkSongInBuchan-FolkSongOfTheNorthEast)
EARLIEST DATE: 1911 (Greig/Duncan3)
KEYWORDS: contest farming moniker
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig-FolkSongInBuchan-FolkSongOfTheNorthEast #166, p. 2, ("And now three cheers to Andrew Penny") (1 excerpt)
Greig/Duncan3 426, "The Inverquhomery Ploughing Match" (1 excerpt)

Roud #5943
NOTES [88 words]: Greig: ." .. a newspaper cutting of a poetical account of a ploughing match held at Inverquhomery so long ago as 1867. It bears the name of John Sim, whom I take to be the individual to whom "Ah, Smiler lad," once given in this column was attributed. An extract will show the style of the piece." - BS
Greig/Duncan3 has a map on p. xxxv, of "places mentioned in songs in volume 3" showing the song number as well as place name; Inverquhomery (380,426) is at coordinate (h4-5,v0) on that map [roughly 26 miles N of Aberdeen] - BS
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