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
cf. "The Farmer is the Man" (theme)
cf. "The Praise of Ploughmen" (theme)
cf. "Come All You Jolly Ploughboys" (theme)
Success and Flourish
Health to the Farmers
Tradesman's Song
File: Ord081

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