“The Scranky Black Farmer”

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

Description

"At the top o' the Garioch, in the lands o' Leith-hall, A cranky black farmer in Earlsfield did dwall; Wi' him I engaged a servant to be...." The singer describes the weary work and the bad company; when his time is up, he intends to return to the seaside

References

  1. Ord, pp. 213-214, "The Scranky Black Farmer" (1 text)
  2. Roud #2872
  3. BI, Ord213