Sower's Song, The

DESCRIPTION: "Would ye partake of Harvest's joys, The corn must be sown in Spring" "Old Mother [Earth], receive this corn [seed]" The sowers go up and down the rows: "Sow well and you gladly reap"
AUTHOR: Thomas Carlyle (1791-1885) (source: _Nightingale Valley_)
EARLIEST DATE: 1831 (_Fraser's Magazine_ Vol III, April 1831, according to the Carlyle Bibliography in _The Cambridge History of English and American Literature_ at the Bartleby site)
KEYWORDS: farming nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Williams-FolkSongsOfTheUpperThames, p. 141, "The Sower's Song" (1 text) (also Williams-Wiltshire-WSRO Gl 102)
ADDITIONAL: William Allingham ("Giraldus"), editor, Nightingale Valley (London, 1860 ("Digitized by Google")), pp. 37-38, "The Sower's Song" (1 text)

Roud #1264
NOTES [18 words]: For William Allingham as "Giraldus" see "Giraldus" at the site for "The System of W.B. Yeats's A Vision." - BS
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File: WT141

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