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Elphinstone Kist   Bothy Ballad, Music, Work, History

Plooman Laddies     by: Traditional

Doon yonder den there’s a plooman lad
An some simmer's day he’ll be aa my ain

Chorus:
An sing laddie - o an sing laddie - aye,
The plooman laddies are aa the go.

I love his teeth an I love his skin -
I love the verra cairt he hurts in.

Doon yonder den I coulda gotten a merchant,
Bit aa his stuff wisna worth a groat.

Doon yonder den I coulda gotten a miller,
Bit the smell o dust widda deen me ill.

Its ilka time I gyang tae the stack,
I hear his wheep gie the ither crack.

I see him comin fae yonder toon,
Wi aa his ribbons hingin roon an roon.

An noo she’s gotten her plooman lad,
As bare as ever he left the ploo.

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(Chorus repeated after each verse)



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