Shepherd's Song (I), The

DESCRIPTION: "I'm a shepherd and I rise ere the sun is in the skies." The singer describes the hard work caring for, feeding, and selling sheep. If his girl will name the day they'll marry. He warns other shepherds against "fiery liquor" at show or fair.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1967 (recording, Willie Scott); c.1906 (according to Yates)
KEYWORDS: commerce work drink nonballad sheep shepherd
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Bord))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
McMorland-Scott, pp. 85-87, 152, "The Shepherd's Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #5124
RECORDINGS:
Willie Scott, "The Shepherd's Song" (on Voice20)
NOTES: Yates, Musical Traditions site Voice of the People suite "Notes - Volume 20" - 15.1.04: "Willie (born 1897) learnt this sometime around 1906 from his brother Tom...." - BS
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