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Thread #20172   Message #744731
Posted By: GUEST,Dunc
08-Jul-02 - 07:59 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req:Damned Idle Fellows That Follow the Plough
Subject: Damned Idle Fellows
I'm not sure where I heard this song, but I do remember that it was the Watersons I heard singing it in the late 60's / early 70's.
It was a song about the working day of the plough boys.
The chorus as I recall went something like...

"With me toor-a-li oor-a-li oor-a-li aye
What have you been doing this long summers day?
Why you ain't ploughed an acre I'll swear and I'll vow
For you're damned idle fellows who follow the plough"

I've tried to trace the words on more than one occasion and always draw a blank.
Surely someone out there must know it.
Messages from multiple threads combined.
-Joe Offer-