Newmill

DESCRIPTION: "It was to Newmill, ayont the hills, Last term I did fee." The master is a miser who feeds and rewards his workers badly: "I chased the barley roun' the plate, And a' I got was three." The master tries to cheat him for his work; he departs happily
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1905 (GreigDuncan3)
KEYWORDS: farming hardtimes food money trick
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Greig #92, p. 2, "Newmill" (1 text)
GreigDuncan3 381, "Newhills" (4 texts, 3 tunes)
Ord, pp. 257-258, "Newmill" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Roger deV. Renwick, _Recentering Anglo/American Folksong: Sea Crabs and Wicked Youths_, University Press of Mississippi, 2001, pp. 79-8-, "Newmill" (1 text)

Roud #5588
NOTES: GreigDuncan3 has a map on p. xxxv, of "places mentioned in songs in volume 3" showing the song number as well as place name; Newhills (381) is at coordinate (h1,v9) on that map [roughly 5 miles NW of Aberdeen]. - BS
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