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Pretty Ploughing Boy, The

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Place Collected: Cerney Wick
Date collected: Between 1913 and 1916
Collector: Williams, Alfred
Roud Number: 186

A song which appeared on countless broadsides and which, probably as a result often appears in oral tradition.  English versions abound, but it has rarely been found elsewhere.

For a Gloucestershire version of this song with a tune, see


Notes by Gwilym Davies