“The Plooman Laddie”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1930 (Ord)
Keywords: love courting farming rejection
Found in: Britain(Scotland)

Description

"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

Notes

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

References

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