Oxen Ploughing, The

DESCRIPTION: "Prithee, lend your jocund voices for to listen we're agreed; Come sing of songs the choicest of the life we ploughboys lead." Ploughboys hear the birds as they work; they rest when it is hot; they go home to the girls and fires at evening; all need them
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1897 (Baring-Gould)
KEYWORDS: farming bird work nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South,West))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Palmer-ECS, #2, "The Oxen Ploughing" (1 text, 1 tune)
Gundry, p. 26, "The Oxen Ploughing" (1 text, 1 tune); p. 44, "(A Cornish Ox-Driver's Song)" (1 fragment, 1 tune, filed with a group of songs under the general heading "Crowdy Crawn")

Roud #686
File: PECS002

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