“The Plooin' Match”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1930 (Ord)
Keywords: farming racing humorous moniker contest
Found in: Britain(Scotland)

Description

The ploughmen meet at (Hilton) to have a contest. The various ploughmen are listed, along with the way they competed. The song concludes, "The judges cam frae far an' near... But some wad say their sicht was puir That day among the ploomen."

Notes

Ord observes that "When singing this song the singer generally puts in the names of persons known to his audience.... The locus of the match has also been forgotten." And, indeed, Grieg's versions have no name. - RBW

References

  1. Ord, p. 239-241, "The Ploughing Match" (1 text)
  2. Roud #5581
  3. BI, Ord239