All of a Row

DESCRIPTION: "The corn is all ripe and the reapings begin, The fruits of the earth, O we gather them in." The foreman sends the reapers into the fields; they reap, bind, work hard, and go to the farmer's house for dinner when the work is done
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1895 (Baring-Gould, English Minstrelsie)
KEYWORDS: farming nonballad food
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South,West))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Palmer-EnglishCountrySongbook, #15, "All of a Row" (1 text, 1 tune)
Gundry-CanowKernow-SongsDancesFromCornwall, p. 26, "Harvest Song" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #1474
cf. "Harvest Home Song (I)" (theme, floating lyrics)
NOTES [54 words]: It appears that Roud includes some but not all versions of this (e.g. Gundry-CanowKernow-SongsDancesFromCornwall's) with the "Harvest Home Song (I)" family (his #310; this is #1474). It's easy to do; they share a theme, and possibly some lyrics. But this lacks the "Drink, boys, drink" chorus of he "Harvest Home Song." - RBW
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