“Herd Laddie's Lament”


"A wee laddie sat wi' the tear in his e'e," and complains of his life: His feet are sore, wrapped in unrepairable shoes; he has no money for a new pair. His clothes are just as bad, he is hungry and worked too hard. He wishes for a better master


  1. Ord, p. 274, "The Herd Laddie's Lament" (1 text)
  2. Roud #5596
  3. BI, Ord274


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1930 (Ord)
Found in: Britain(Scotland)