Herd Laddie's Lament

DESCRIPTION: "A wee laddie sat wi' the tear in his e'e," and complains of his life: His feet are sore, wrapped in unrepairable shoes; he has no money for a new pair. His clothes are just as bad, he is hungry and worked too hard. He wishes for a better master
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1930 (Ord)
KEYWORDS: work poverty clothes hardtimes
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Ord, p. 274, "The Herd Laddie's Lament" (1 text)
Roud #5596
File: Ord274

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