Warwickshire Hiring Song

DESCRIPTION: "Come all you lads that be here for service, Come here, you jolly dogs, Who will help me with my harvest?" The famer offers a likely fellow "five pounds in standing wages" and good food, and tells him to come on Thursday; "my servants do all leave me."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1976 (Palmer)
KEYWORDS: farming work commerce
FOUND IN: Britain(England)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: Roy Palmer, _The Folklore of Warwickshire_, Rowman and Littlefield, 1976, p. 123, (no title) (1 text, reportedly traditional although no source is listed)
File: RPFW123

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