Wee Crap, The
DESCRIPTION: This year's crop was so bad the barley and flax was not worth harvesting ("malt will be dear the year to the brewsters o our ale," "lint it was na gude"). The singer cannot afford help and will do the thrashing and cleaning horses's straw himself.
EARLIEST DATE: 1828 (Lyle-Crawfurd1)
KEYWORDS: farming hardtimes nonballad food
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Bord))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Lyle-Crawfurd1 63, "The Wee Crap" (1 text)
NOTES [19 words]: Lyle-Crawfurd1 p. xliii: "Crawfurd relates the situation it describes to an account of the dry summer of 1826...." - BS
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