Praise of Ploughmen, The

DESCRIPTION: "Ye lads and lasses a' draw near, I'm sure it will delight your ear... To sing the praise o' ploughmen." Workers at other occupations may regard themselves as better, but the ploughman feeds them. The girl choruses, "Happy is the ploughman's jo."
AUTHOR: John Anderson
EARLIEST DATE: 1906 (GreigDuncan3); Grieg reports that it was written c. 1850
KEYWORDS: farming worker food
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Greig #164, pp. 1-2, "The Praise of Ploughmen" (1 text)
GreigDuncan3 447, "The Praise of Ploughmen" (4 texts, 1 tune)
Ord, p. 242-243, "The Praise of Ploughmen" (1 text)

Roud #5579
cf. "The Laddie That Handles the Ploo" (theme)
cf. "The Farmer is the Man" (theme)
cf. "Johnnie Cope" (tune, per GreigDuncan3)
cf. "Come All You Jolly Ploughboys" (theme)
cf. "The Useful Plow" (theme)
Britain's Isle
The Labours o' the Plooman
The Plooman
NOTES [14 words]: Greig: ." .. written about the middle of last century, or perhaps somewhat earlier." - BS
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File: Ord242

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