When the Day's on the Turn
DESCRIPTION: "Though the house be couth and warm, And aye a blazing fire, The lang nichts o' winter Maks everybody tire." They look forward to the time when "the day be on the turn." Then "the fair maid in the evening gaes lichtly..," "the cotter sits contented," etc.
EARLIEST DATE: 1909 (Greig)
KEYWORDS: farming nonballad work
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Greig #99, p. 2, ("Tho' the hoose be couth and warm") (1 text)
GreigDuncan3 545, "When the Day is on the Turn" (1 text)
Ord, p. 279, "When the Day's on the Turn" (1 text)
Roud #5598 and 6021
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