Swaggering Farmers (Times Are Altered)

DESCRIPTION: "Come all you swaggering farmers of courage stout and bold." After twenty years of success, it is time to consider their poor servants, whose "wages are so small." In 1816, rents were doubled, and extreme suffering resulted.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1830 (Bodleian broadsides Harding B 17(314a), Johnson Ballads 64)
KEYWORDS: hardtimes money farming servant
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REFERENCES (1 citation):
Palmer-Painful, #2, "The Farmers Done Over" (1 text, 1 tune, adapted by Palmer)
Roud #21259
BROADSIDES:
Bodleian, Firth b.26(506)=Harding B 11(3710)=Johnson Ballads 1670=Johnson Ballads 1671=Johnson Ballads 1672=Johnson d.1773(p. 135v), "Swaggering Farmers," G. Walker (Durham), 1797-1834; also Harding B 25(1906)=Johnson Ballads 1027, "Times Are Altered," J. Pitts (London), 1819-1844; Harding B 11(3832), "Times Are Altered," W. Jackson and Son (Birmingham), 1842-1855; Harding B 11(3833), "Times Are Altered or the Grumbling Farmers," T. Birt (London), 1833-1841; Harding B 11(3831), "Time Are Altered," unknown, n.d.; Firth c.16(286), "Times Are Altered or the Grumbling Farmers," unknown, n.d.; Harding B 11(1930), "Times Are Altered," J. Pitts (London) 1819-1844; Harding B 11(3830)=2806 c.16(119), "Times Are Altered or the Grumbling Farmers," J. Catnach (London), 1813-1838; Harding B 17(314a)=Johnson Ballads 64, "Times Are Altered or the Grumbling Farmers,"T. Birt (London), 1828-1829
File: PPai002

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