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Thread #19505   Message #200162
Posted By: Bud Savoie
23-Mar-00 - 05:41 PM
Thread Name: oxen ploughing songs
Subject: RE: oxen ploughing songs
Robert Burns: [NB: the operative word is pronounced "plooman"]

O the ploughman lad is a bonnie lad, his mind is ever true, jo. His gairters knit below his knee, his bonnet it is blue, jo.

Then up an' wa' the ploughman lad, hi, my merry ploughman. O' a' the trades that e'er I saw, commend me to the ploughman.

Snaw white stockin's on his legs, siller buckles glancin' The bonniest sicht that e'er I saw was the ploughman laddie dancin'

Of course, there is no specific mention of oxen (or "owsen") here.