All Jolly Fellows That Handles the Plough

DESCRIPTION: Singer and fellow ploughmen finish their work; they will unyoke their horse and groom him, after which the (singer/master) promises them a jug of ale. At dawn they will begin again. Refrain: "You're all jolly fellows that follows (handles) the plough"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1839 (broadside, Bodleian Johnson Ballads 148)
KEYWORDS: farming work drink nonballad horse worker pride boss
FOUND IN: Britain(England(All),Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (8 citations):
Greig #158, p. 1, "The Jolly Fellows Who Follow the Plough"; Greig #161, p. 2, "The Jolly Fellows Who Follow the Plough" (1 text plus 1 fragment)
GreigDuncan3 418, "We Are All Jolly Fellows that Follow the Plough" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Kennedy 241, "All Jolly Fellows" (1 text, 1 tune)
Broadwood/Maitland, pp. 64-65, "Twas Early One Morning" (1 text, 2 tunes)
MacCollSeeger 102, "All Jolly Fellows That Handles the Plough" (1 text, 1 tune)
Williams-Thames, pp. 207-208, "We're All Jolly Fellows that Follow the Plough" (1 text) (also Wiltshire-WSRO Ox 238)
Palmer-ECS, #3, "All Jolly Fellows thet Follow the Plow" (1 text, 1 tune)
RoudBishop #91, "All Jolly Fellows Who Follow the Plow" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #346
RECORDINGS:
Fred Jordan, "We're All Jolly Fellows as Follow the Plough" (on Voice05)
BROADSIDES:
Bodleian, Johnson Ballads 148, "All Jolly Fellows that Follow the Plough" ("When four o'clock comes then up we rise"), J. Catnach (London), 1813-1838; also Harding B 16(301a), Harding B 11(3226), Harding B 11(4369), Harding B 11(4370), Harding B 11(4371), "We Are All Jolly Fellows that Follow the Plough"
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Ploughman (II)" (subject)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
The Jolly Fellows Who Follow the Plough
We Are Jolly Fellows that Follow the Plough
File: K241

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