Author Topic: Add: The Jolly Ploughboy


Posted - 18 Dec 02 - 10:06 am

Jolly Plough boy, The

Come all you jolly plough boys and listen to me,
I'll sing in the praise of you all,
For if we don't labour how shall we get bread?
Let's sing and be merry withal.

Here's April, here's May, here's June and July,
What pleasure to see the corn grow,
In August we moil it, we reap, sheath and tie,
And go down with our scythes for to mow.

Then when we have laboured and reaped ev'ry sheaf,
And glean-ed up every ear,
We'll make no more to-do but to plough we will go,
To provide for the very next year.

Source: Cyril Winn,A Selection of some less known Folk-Songs, Vol 2, ,Novello


No date or ISBN is available for this book. The song was collected by Vaughan Williams but no further information was provided.

Database entry is here


Posted - 18 Dec 02 - 10:37 am

Dave, I'm sure this is in Everyman's Book of English Country Songs, too. I'll post some details from that when I get home tonight.


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