Saucy Plough Boy, The

DESCRIPTION: "Come all you pretty maidens gay And listen unto me, Will you wed with a saucy ploughboy Whose heart is light and free?" The boy describes his life and says it is merry, with dancing and frolic. The girl says she will "live and die" with him
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1860 (Bodleian broadside Firth b.26(244)
KEYWORDS: farming courting
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Palmer-Painful, (no number; p. 30), "The Saucy Plough Boy" (1 text, a reproduction of a broadside, which appears to be the same print as Bodleian Firth b.26(244))
Roud #1462
Bodleian, Firth b.26(244) "The Saucy Plough Boy," T. Ryle & Co (London), 1845-1859; also Harding B 11(3427), "The Saucy Plough Boy," W. S. Fortey (London), 1858-1885
File: PaPap30

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