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Broadside ballad entitled 'Country Hirings'
Come all you blooming country lads and listen unto me,
It's of the jolly farmers who servants wants to have,
For to maintain them in their pride and be to them a slave.
Both cold. wet and snow.
The farmer and his wife in bed so snug and warm can lie
But now they are so full of pride and increases every day;
Which makes the landlord raise the rent, and the farmers for to
The farmer aud the servants together used to dine,
The masterand the mistress, their sons and daughters all
The farmers' daughters they used to dress both neat, cleen
And now with bustles, frills, and fur belows, and flounces to
The discription of your living I am sure it is the worst;
A roasted goose for dinner likewise a leg of lamb,
With, soups and potatoes and every thing that's grand '.
You may kiss her, you may squeeze her, you may roll her
Probable period of publication:
1880-1900 shelfmark: L.C.Fol.70(44a)