Gallant Shearers, The

DESCRIPTION: As autumn brings on the shearing, the singer asks, "Bonnie lassie, will ye gang... To join yon band of shearers?" He promises to work hard for her -- e.g. if it is dry, he will still love her; if it is hot, he will still work, and she will remain his
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1930 (Ord)
KEYWORDS: love courting work sheep
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Ord, p. 267, "The Gallant Shearers" (1 text)
Roud #5593
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Band o' Shearers" (chorus)
NOTES: This song and "The Band o Shearers" share a chorus and a theme, and are undoubtedly connected, though it's not clear which is older. But the feel of the verses is different enough that I follow Ord in splitting them, as does Roud. - RBW
File: Ord267

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