Farmer (I), The

DESCRIPTION: The singer overhears a girl singing the praise of her farmer boy. A farmer needs no clock to awake him. He brings home money to his wife. Kings have cares, but farmers are free. Nobles are dependent on farmers, who are always generous to strangers
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1936 (Sam Henry collection)
KEYWORDS: farming work nonballad
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Henry/Huntingdon/Herrmann-SamHenrysSongsOfThePeople H676, pp. 41-42, "The Farmer" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #13356
cf. "The Farmer and the Shanty Boy" (theme)
File: HHH676

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