Ploughman (I), The

DESCRIPTION: "The ploughman, he's a bonnie lad, And does his wark at leisure... Then up wi't noo, my ploughman lad, And hey my merry ploughman." The singer describes her ploughman's work, and the work she does to keep him well, and scorns those who scorn him
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: in traditional form 1906 (GreigDuncan3); Burns rewrote it for the Scots Musical Museum
KEYWORDS: work marriage nonballad farming
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
GreigDuncan3 451, "Commend Me to the Plooman" (1 text, 1 tune)
Ord, p. 217, "The Ploughman" (1 text)
Whitelaw-Song, p. 354, "The Ploughman" (1 text)

Roud #5582
NOTES [10 words]: The GreigDuncan3 tune is very close to "The Boyne Water." - BS
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File: Ord217

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