“The Man Behind the Plough”


A defense of "the man that walks behind the plough." He is glad for his sons to be in school, learning to read and write and sporting round at night, but his strength is failing and he needs them to raise food on the farm.


  1. Ives-NewBrunswick, pp. 62-65, "The Man Behind the Plough" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #1947
  3. BI, IvNB062


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1961 (Ives-NewBrunswick)
Found in: Canada(Mar)