Plooin' Match, The

DESCRIPTION: The ploughmen meet at (Hilton) to have a contest. The various ploughmen are listed, along with the way they competed. The song concludes, "The judges cam frae far an' near... But some wad say their sicht was puir That day among the ploomen."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1911 (GreigDuncan3)
KEYWORDS: farming racing humorous moniker contest
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Greig #163, p. 1, "The Plooin' Match" (1 text)
GreigDuncan3 422, "The Plooin' Match" (1 text)
Ord, p. 239-241, "The Ploughing Match" (1 text)

Roud #5581
cf. "Whistle Owre the Lave o't" (tune, per Greig)
cf. "The Fyvie Ploughmen" (subject: ploughing match)
cf. "Harrowing Time" (subject: ploughing match)
NOTES [58 words]: Ord observes that "When singing this song the singer generally puts in the names of persons known to his audience.... The locus of the match has also been forgotten." And, indeed, Grieg's versions have no name. - RBW
See Ord for the names of the participants. Greig and GreigDuncan3 use letters, in sequence -- A.B., B.C., ... -- instead of names. - BS
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