Hairst, The

DESCRIPTION: "I see the reapers in the field, for hairst is come." The singer praises "The bonnie yellow waving grain, our precious staff o' bread." He hopes Victoria may long reign over the people, and rejoices, for "The hairst is here again."
AUTHOR: James Davidson
EARLIEST DATE: reportedly written 1859
KEYWORDS: farming harvest food nonballad
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
1837-1901 - reign of Queen Victoria
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Ord, p. 263, "The Hairst" (1 text)
Roud #2167
File: Ord263

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