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The Ploughman (2) The ploughman he's a bonny lad And does his work at leisure, And aye when he comes home at e'en He kisses me with pleasure cho: Then up wi't now my ploughman lad Up wi't all my ploughman Of all the lads that I do ken Commend me to the ploughman The ploughman he comes home at e'en He comes both wet and weary Cast off the wet put on the dry And come to bed my deary The ploughman he goes to his bed And thinks to get the ease o't But he must yoke the stots again And brisk about the braes o't. He has three oxen in his plough And two of them are blind, jo The seeing one he goes before The other two behind, jo Now the blooming spring's come on He takes his yoking early And whistling o'er the furrowed land He goes to fallow cheerly I will wash my ploughman's hose And I will wash his o'erlay And I will make my ploughman's bed And cheer him late and early Merry but and merry ben Merry is my ploughman Of all the trade s that I do ken Commend me to the ploughnan From Seeds of Love, Sedley This is a folk version of Burn's song (see PLOUGHMN) RG
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