“The Plooman Laddie”


"My love's a plooman and follows the ploo, I promised to him and I'll keep it true.... What's better than a plooman?" The singer rejects many (e.g. "I micht hae gotten the miller... But the smell o' the dust wad had done me ill") and rejoices to be wed


Ord lists this as being sung to "The Rigs o Rye." The tune I've heard isn't quite that, though it's close. - RBW

Cross references


  1. Ord, pp. 223-224, "The Plooman Laddie" (1 text)
  2. Roud #3447
  3. BI, Ord223


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1930 (Ord)
Found in: Britain(Scotland)