Hiring Fairs of Ulster, The

DESCRIPTION: In May there are hiring fairs for servants in Ulster. Plough boys, dairy maids, cowboys and shoe boys, labouring boys and kitchen maids are interviewed by farmers. "The servants' wages now should rise" to offset rising prices
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1925 (Hayward-Ulster); 19C (broadside, Bodleian 2806 c.7(31))
KEYWORDS: work nonballad money
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (2 citations):
OLochlainn-More 25, "The Hiring Fairs of Ulster" (1 text, 1 tune)
Hayward-Ulster, pp. 89-90, "The Hireing Fairs of Ulster" (1 text)

Roud #6533
Bodleian, 2806 c.7(31), "The Hireing Fairs of Ulster" ("Good people all atention [sic] pay"), P. Brereton (Dublin), c.1867
LOCSinging, as105370, "The Hireing Fairs of Ulster," P. Brereton (Dublin), n.d.

cf. "The Hiring of the Servants" (subject)
cf. "Copshawholm Fair" (subject)
NOTES [12 words]: Broadsides LOCSinging as105370 and Bodleian 2806 c.7(31) are duplicates. - BS
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