“Newmill”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1930 (Ord)
Keywords: farming hardtimes food money trick
Found in: Britain(Scotland)

Description

"It was to Newmill, ayont the hills, Last term I did fee." The master is a miser who feeds and rewards his workers badly: "I chased the barley roun' the plate, And a' I got was three." The master tries to cheat him for his work; he departs happily

References

  1. Ord, pp. 257-258, "Newmill" (1 text)
  2. Roud #5588
  3. BI, Ord257