Threshing Machine (I), The

DESCRIPTION: "It's all very well to have a machine To thresh your wheat and your barley clean, To thresh it and win(now) it, all fit for sale, Then go off to market so brisk and well." Singer tells of the wonders of the new threshing machine and the people who tend it
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1905 (Gardiner manuscript)
KEYWORDS: farming technology work moniker nonballad worker
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Kennedy-FolksongsOfBritainAndIreland 231, "The Machiner's Song" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #874
Jim Copper, "The Thrashing Machine" (on Lomax41, LomaxCD1741)
NOTES [32 words]: While this is a non-ballad, I've included it -- mostly so that we may reference it when we get to "The Thrashing Machine", a bawdy song. - PJS
In any case, some of the stanzas have plots. - RBW
File: K231

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