Mudcat Café message #3386079 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #146242   Message #3386079
Posted By: Steve Gardham
04-Aug-12 - 01:00 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Songs, poems etc about ploughmen/boys
Subject: RE: Folklore: Songs, poems etc about ploughmen/boys
Hi, Keith. How's the family?

My ancestors were ploughmen around Wetwang, but this is about 5 generations back so probably around the 1850s and then back into the seeds of time, well at least to about the 11th century. As you will know my name comes from a little village on the Wolds. Did you ever record or note down any of your family's songs? Or any from the East Riding?

Just for the record as you would expect I recorded 'All Jolly Fellows' lots of times in the East Riding and surrounding counties, but never from anyone who worked the Wolds. Wolds farmers were mainly the big house, don't get your hands dirty farmers. The fellow giving the orders on a Wolds farm would have been the foreman who actually managed the farm.