“The Hiring of the Servants”
"The time of the hiring is coming." Working conditions on Irish farms are hard and "not like the day of the good old time." Farmers are warned that Ireland's youth are going to England for better wages; "You must double their wages or give up your land"
- cf. "Spailpin Fanac" and references there
- cf. "The Hiring Fairs of Ulster" (subject)
- Bodleian, 2806 c.8(218), "The Hiring of the Servants" ("Young men and maidens draw near for awhile"), unknown, n.d.
- Jamesy McCarthy, "Come To the Hiring" (on Voice20)
- Roud #12936
- BI, RcHirOTS