Muirland Farmer, The

DESCRIPTION: "I am a gweed fairmer has acres o lan'," servants, a "mansion hoose," "A dainty we wifie," and two children. He describes the farm, the lake with wild ducks, the snug house, his church clothes, and his good luck at selling his barley crop.
AUTHOR: Andrew Scott (1757-1839) (source: Whitelaw)
EARLIEST DATE: 1843 (Whitelaw-Song)
KEYWORDS: farming nonballad animal
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Greig #122, p. 1, "The Muirland Farmer" (1 text)
GreigDuncan3 433, "The Muirland Farmer" (4 texts, 3 tunes)
Whitelaw-Song, p. 94, "The Gude Farmer" (1 text)

Roud #5949
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Rock and the Wee Pickle Tow" (tune, per Whitelaw)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
The Farmer
The Sma' Farmer
The Aul' Farmer
NOTES: The Greig version and two of the GreigDuncan3 versions add verses not in Whitelaw. - BS
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File: GrD3433

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