Braes o' Broo, The

DESCRIPTION: "Get up, get up, ye lazy loons, Get up, and waur them a', man, For the braes o' Broo are ill to ploo." "But the plooman laddie's my delight." The plowman must work very hard on the poor land, but the girl loves him enough to support him even so
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1907 (Greig/Duncan3)
KEYWORDS: love farming hardtimes
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Greig-FolkSongInBuchan-FolkSongOfTheNorthEast #65, pp. 1-2, "The Braes o' Broo" (1 text)
Greig/Duncan3 443, "The Braes o' Broo" (6 texts, 5 tunes)
Ord-BothySongsAndBallads, pp. 254-255, "The Braes o' Broo" (1 text plus an excerpt from Greig consisting of "modern verses")

Roud #5572
The Plooman Laddie
The Ploughman Laddie's My Delight
NOTES [12 words]: Greig/Duncan3: "'From Mary Duffus, servant, about 1850. Noted 1905.'" - BS
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