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Thread #54646   Message #2980880
Posted By: Fred McCormick
06-Sep-10 - 08:51 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Ploughman Lads (from Nic Jones)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ploughman Lads (from Nic Jones)
Ok folks. Panic over. No sooner had I hit the Go button than I remembered Tobar an Dualchais (Kist of Riches) that wonderful on-line resource recently set up by the School of Scottish Studies. ( )

It includes a truly awesome recording of Lucy Stewart singing The Plooman Laddies, along with the following comment.

Title - Plooman Laddies
Contributors - Miss Lucy Stewart
Reporters - Prof. Kenneth Goldstein

Summary - In this song, a woman hopes to marry the ploughman she loves. She could have married a miller, but the mill dust would have made her ill. Likewise, she might have married the merchant, but his wares are not worth much. The singer's hope is realised, and she marries the ploughman.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:02:05
Date Recorded - 1959.12.17
Language - Scots
Genre - Song
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 59336
Original Tape ID - SA1960.139
Original Track ID - SA1960.139.A1

Recording Location:
County - Aberdeenshire
Parish - Old Deer
Village - Fetterangus

Item Notes - 6 couplets with refrain of 2 lines. Cf. Roud Folk Song Index no. 3447.
'The Scottish Folksinger' (N. Buchan & P. Hall, 1973) p. 129

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