Seasons of the Year, The

DESCRIPTION: The singer cannot sleep because "this young damsel she runs in my mind." Instead of counting sheep he reviews the seasons' work: when sap runs they bark and saw wood; Then, in turn, comes haymaking, harvest, fall hedging and ditching, etc. until spring
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1892 (Broadwood/Maitland-EnglishCountySongs)
KEYWORDS: farming harvest work drink nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(England(Lond))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Broadwood/Maitland-EnglishCountySongs, p. 143, "The Seasons of the Year" (1 text, 1 tune)
Palmer-EnglishCountrySongbook, #1, "The Green Grass" (1 text, 1 tune)
Copper-ASongForEverySeason, pp. 208-209, "The Ploughshare" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #169
File: BrMa143

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