Little Benton

DESCRIPTION: "To little Benton I did fee, In Rhynie feein' fair," but it proves an unhappy agreement; he and Benton soon quarrel. The farmer tries to drive off the singer, who is determined to stay and earn every farthing. The singer warns others of Benton
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1930 (Ord)
KEYWORDS: farming money hardtimes
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Ord, p. 238-239, "Little Benton" (1 text)
Roud #5580 and 5906
NOTES: Ord observes that "Benton" is Aberdeenshire dialect for "bantom," implying that it is a description of, rather than a name for, the unpleasant farmer. - RBW
File: Ord238

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