Masons, The

DESCRIPTION: The singer sees a bridge where masons are working. She praises their work and would give up her fortune to wed a mason. She admires smiths but "if it had not been for oor mason lads ye would all died of cold." She admires soldiers, printers and tailors.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1907 (GreigDuncan3)
KEYWORDS: work nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig #40, p. 1, "The Mason Lads" (1 text)
GreigDuncan3 463, "The Masons" (5 texts, 5 tunes)

Roud #5644
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Bonnie Mason Laddie" (subject: praise of masons)
cf. "The Mason Laddie" (subject: praise of masons)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
The Freemasons
From the City to the New Toon
From the Seatown to the Newtown
NOTES: GreigDuncan3: "'Heard at Aberdour fifty-three years ago.'" [counting from 1909?] - BS
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File: GrD3463

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