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

Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List

Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography

The Ballad Index Copyright 2018 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.