Laddie That Handles the Ploo, The

DESCRIPTION: The singer praises the plowmen and farmers who provide others with food. He lists other occupations, and notes how much they are needed -- but none of them could survive "Gin it werena for the bonnie laddie that handles the ploo."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1905 (GreigDuncan3)
KEYWORDS: farming worker food
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Greig #107, p. 1, "The Laddie that Handles the Ploo"; Greig #160, p. 2, "The Laddie that Handles the Ploo" (1 text plus 1 fragment)
GreigDuncan3 449, "The Laddie that Handles the Ploo" (10 texts, 5 tunes)
Ord, p. 81, "The Bonnie Lad That Handles the Plough" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #2170
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Farmer is the Man" (theme)
cf. "The Praise of Ploughmen" (theme)
cf. "Come All You Jolly Ploughboys" (theme)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
Success and Flourish
Trades
Health to the Farmers
Tradesman's Song
File: Ord081

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