Come All You Jolly Ploughboys

DESCRIPTION: The singer praises the plowman's work he does. Masons, shoemakers, blacksmiths and millers are useful; the miller's needs "the sacks o' corn the plooboy does supply." If not for the soldier and plowman "what would our poor nation do"?
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1908 (GreigDuncan3)
KEYWORDS: farming worker nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan3 450, "Come, All Ye Jolly Plooboys" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #5958
cf. "We Poor Labouring Men" (theme, lyrics)
cf. "The Laddie That Handles the Ploo" (theme)
cf. "The Praise of Ploughmen" (theme)
The Plooman
NOTES [43 words]: GreigDuncan3: "'Learnt about thirty years [ago] from a Lumphanan shepherd. Noted 26th August 1908.'" - BS
This song and "We Poor Labouring Men" appear to be sisters; I've no idea which came first. This one was collected earlier, but is less well attested. - RBW
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File: GrD3450

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