Frostit Corn, The

DESCRIPTION: "Oh I am a young farmer hard set by the frost ... like to ruin us a'." Maybe that hardship was intended "for to humble oor pride" If the singer marries he won't be able to pay the laird but "If I should hae naething else I will aye hae a wife"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1914 (GreigDuncan3)
KEYWORDS: poverty marriage ordeal work farming landlord
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan3 436, "The Frostit Corn" (1 text)
Roud #5951
cf. "Johnnie Cope" (tune, per GreigDuncan3)
NOTES: GreigDuncan3: "'September 1907. Heard about 1850.'" - BS
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File: GrD3436

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