“The Gay Ploughboy”


A rich farmer's daughter meets and falls in love with her father's ploughboy. He warns that her father will oppose them. She gives him twelve hundred pounds and they elope from Belfast for North America.


  1. Morton-Maguire 38, pp. 126-127,171, "The Gay Ploughboy" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #2938
  3. BI, MoMa038


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1973 (Morton-Maguire)
Found in: Ireland