“The Ploughman (I)”


"The ploughman, he's a bonnie lad, And does his wark at leisure... Then up wi't noo, my ploughman lad, And hey my merry ploughman." The singer describes her ploughman's work, and the work she does to keep him well, and scorns those who scorn him


  1. Ord, p. 217, "The Ploughman" (1 text)
  2. Roud #5582
  3. BI, Ord217


Author: unknown
Earliest date: in traditional form 1930 (Ord); Burns rewrote it for the Scots Musical Museum
Found in: Britain(Scotland)