When This Old Hat Was New (II)

DESCRIPTION: "When my auld hat was new" at harvest the master provided drink and set a feast; his wife "gie every one their due." Now the master's wife wears fine silk. Instead of a feast harvest workers are treated like beggars and "near their hoose ye dauna gang."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1725 (Phillips)
KEYWORDS: farming nonballad poverty vanity commerce clothes
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber,Bord))
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Greig #101, pp. 1-2, "When My Auld Hat Was New"; p. 1, ("When this old cap was new") (1 text plus a fragment)
GreigDuncan3 540, "The Auld Hat" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
Lyle-Crawfurd1 52, "When My Old Hat Was New" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: [Ambrose Phillips?,] A Collection of Old Ballads, (London, 1725 ("Digitized by Google")), Vol III, pp. 189-192, "Time's Alteration" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: John Ashton, _A Century of Ballads_, Elliot Stock, London, 1887; reprinted 1968 by Singing Tree Press, pp. 5-7, "TIme's Alteration, or, The Old Man's Rehearsal, what brave days he knew, A grand whilte agone, when his old Cap was new" (1 text)

Roud #1693
cf. "I'll Never Be Drunk Again" (tune, per Phillips)
NOTES [42 words]: Re A Collection of Old Ballads Vol II/III: Ambrose Philips, whose name does not appear in the Google Books copy is, according to Google Books, the editor. The New York Public Library catalog says "Compilation usually attributed to Ambrose Philips" - BS
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