“The Praise of Ploughmen”


"Ye lads and lasses a' draw near, I'm sure it will delight your ear... To sing the praise o' ploughmen." Workers at other occupations may regard themselves as better, but the ploughman feeds them. The girl choruses, "Happy is the ploughman's jo."

Cross references


  1. Ord, p. 242-243, "The Praise of Ploughmen" (1 text)
  2. Roud #5579
  3. BI, Ord242


Author: John Anderson
Earliest date: 1930 (Ord); Grieg reports that it was written c. 1850
Keywords: farming worker food
Found in: Britain(Scotland)