“The Laddie That Handles the Ploo”


The singer praises the plowmen and farmers who provide others with food. He lists other occupations, and notes how much they are needed -- but none of them could survive "Gin it werena for the bonnie laddie that handles the ploo."

Cross references


  1. Ord, p. 81, "The Bonnie Lad That Handles the Plough" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #2170
  3. BI, Ord081


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1930 (Ord)
Keywords: farming worker food
Found in: Britain(Scotland)