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The Ploughman
TUNE: (As Title)

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation



Chorus
Then up wi't a', my ploughman lad,
And hey, my merry ploughman!
Of a' the trades that I do ken,
Commend me to the ploughman!
1.
The ploughman, he's a bonie lad,
His mind is ever true, jo!
His garters knit below his knee,
His bonnet it is blue, jo.
2.
I hae been east, I hae been west,
I hae been at St. Johnston;
The boniest sight that e'er I saw
Was the ploughman laddie dancin.
3.
Snaw-white stockings on his legs
And siller buckles glancin,
A guid blue bonnet on his head,
And O, but he was handsome!
4.
Commend me to the barn-yard
And the corn mou, man!
I never get my coggie fou
Till I met wi' the ploughman.



Chorus
Then up with it all, my ploughman lad,
And hey, my merry ploughman!
Of all the trades that I do know,
Commend me to the ploughman!

The ploughman, he is a handsome lad,
His mind is ever true, jo!
His garters knit below his knee,
His bonnet it is blue, jo.

I have been east, I have been west,
I have been at St. Johnston;
The loveliest sight that ever I saw
Was the ploughman lad dancing.

Snow-white stockings on his legs
And silver buckles glinting,
A good blue bonnet on his head,
And O, but he was handsome!

Commend me to the barn-yard
And the corn heap, man!
I never get my little dish full
Till I met with the ploughman.

 

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