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Thread #146242   Message #3385934
Posted By: theleveller
04-Aug-12 - 04:51 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Songs, poems etc about ploughmen/boys
Subject: RE: Folklore: Songs, poems etc about ploughmen/boys
When I was in my early teens an old Wolds farmer I came across told me about his early life when he was taken out of school by his father to do the ploughing and about what happened when they bought a tractor. I later made this into a song called Jack and Jill. Here it is - the old chap's favourite song was 'Jolly Fellows Who Follow the Plough', whihc he sang with some interesting variations (which I remember Mike Waterson being fascinated by), so I've included a couple of lines at the beginning.

Jack and Jill by Whipstaff