“The Hairst”


"I see the reapers in the field, for hairst is come." The singer praises "The bonnie yellow waving grain, our precious staff o' bread." He hopes Victoria may long reign over the people, and rejoices, for "The hairst is here again."

Historical references

  • 1837-1901 - reign of Queen Victoria


  1. Ord, p. 263, "The Hairst" (1 text)
  2. Roud #2167
  3. BI, Ord263


Author: James Davidson
Earliest date: reportedly written 1859
Found in: Britain(Scotland)