“A Ploughman Lad for Me”


"Where first I saw my Jockie, Was at (Huntly) feeing fair." She praises his beauty, declaring, "So a ploughman lad for me." She cares not what her parents think, and is willing to work hard alongside him; his love is worth more than riches


Credited to John Wilson in the NLScotland broadside -- which, interestingly, leaves blank the name of the city in which the couple meets. - RBW


  • NLScotland, L.C.Fol.178.A.2(023), "The Ploughman Lads for Me," James Lindsay (Glasgow), 1852-1859 [despite the title, the song text refers "a ploughman lad," not "lads"]


  1. Ord, pp. 280-281, "A Ploughman Lad for Me" (1 text)
  2. BI, Ord280


Author: unknown
Earliest date: before 1860 (broadside NLScotland L.C.Fol.178.A.2(023))
Keywords: love courting farming
Found in: Britain(Scotland)