Mudcat Café message #3342012 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #22617   Message #3342012
Posted By: Keith A of Hertford
23-Apr-12 - 04:30 AM
Thread Name: Origin: High Germany
Subject: RE: Origin: High Germany
ploughmen who got up at 4 in the morning and were working with very few and short breaks through to 7 or 8

Life was indeed hard, brutal and often short, but there were long periods of dead time.
Winter evenings.
All they had to fill them was companionship, craic, and a fire if they were lucky.
If I was there I would sing songs and make up songs even if illiterate.