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Posted By: FreddyHeadey
16-Jan-20 - 04:54 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Songs, poems etc about ploughmen/boys
Subject: RE: Folklore: Songs, poems etc about ploughmen/boys
1973 BBC video (8 minutes) of the Goathland Plough Stots

& their web page(a bit out of date, lots more on Google search) with a song

When Goathland Plough Stots are dancing it is tradition that a song is sung before they start however it has to be said in most cases now it tends to be shouted rather than sang:

       " We're Gooadlan Pleeaf Stots com'd ageaan
             All decked wi' ribbons fair
             Seea noo we'll do the best we can
             An' the best can deea neea mair"

The longer version of this song as sung by Keith Thompson at The Royal Albert Hall is also sung on Very Special Occasions:

" Here's a host of us all
             From Goathland go we
             We're goin a rambling
             The country for to see

The country for to see
             Some passtime for to take
            So freely you will give to us
             As freely we will take

So now you see us all
             Dressed in our fine array
             Think of us what you will
             Music strike up and play"