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To Be A Farmer's Boy Traditional Folk Song

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Published on Jul 19, 2007

OLD TRADITIONAL SONG

(TO BE A FARMER'S BOY)

THE SUN HAD SET BEHIND YON HILL
ACROSS THE DREARY MOOR.
WHEN WEARY AND LAME A POOR BOY CAME,
UP TO A FARMER'S DOOR.
CAN YOU TELL ME WHERE'ER I'LL BE
AND OF ONE WHO'LL ME EMPLOY.
TO PLOUGH AND SOW, TO REAP AND MOW
AND BE A FRAMER'S BOY, AND BE A FARMER'S BOY

MY FATHER'S DEAD, MY MOTHER'S LEFT WITH FIVE CHILDREN GREAT AND SMALL.
AND WHAT IS WORSE FOR MOTHER STILL
I'M THE ELDEST OF THEM ALL.
THOUGH LITTLE I AM I WOULD LABOUR HARD
IF YOU WOULD ME EMPLOY.
TO PLOUGH AND SOW, TO REAP AND MOW,
AND BE A FRAMER'S BOY, AND BE A FARMER'S BOY.

THE FARMER'S WIFE CRIED, TRY THE LAD,
LET HIM NO LONGER SEEK.
YES FATHER DO, THE DAUGHTER CRIED AS TEARS ROLLED DOWN HER CHEEK.
FOR THOSE WHO WOULD WORK 'TIS HARD FOR TO WANT AND TO WANDER FOR EMPLOY.
DON'T LET HIM GO, LET HIM STAY.
AND BE A FARMER'S BOY,AND BE A FARMER'S BOY.

THE FARMER'S BOY GREW UP A MAN
AND THE GOOD OLD COUPLE DIED.
THEY LEFT THE LAD THE FARM THEY HAD,
AND THE DAUGHTER FOR HIS BRIDE.
NOW THE LAD WHICH WAS THE FARM NOW HAS OFTEN THINKS AND SMILES WITH JOY.
TO BLESS THE DAY HE CAME THAT WAY,
AND BE A FARMER'S BOY, AND BE A FARMER'S BOY

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