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The Plough Boy

A flaxen headed cowboy as simple as can be,
And next a merry ploughboy, I whistled oe'r the lea;
And now a saucy footman, I strut in worsted lace,
And soon I'll be a butler, and wag my jolly lace.
When steward, I'm promoted, I'll snip a tradesman's bill;
My master's coffers empty, my pockets for to fill.
When lolling in my chariot, so great a man I'll be,
So great a man, so great a man, so great a man, I'll be.

You'll forget the little ploughboy, who whistled o'er the lea,
You'll forget the little ploughboy. Who whistled o'er the lea.

I'll buy votes at elections, but when I've made the pelf,
I'll stand poll for the parliament, and then vote in myself!
Whatever's good for me, I never will oppose.
When all my 'Ayes' are sold off, why then I'll sell my 'Nos',
I'll joke, harangue, and paragraph, with speeches charm the ear.
And when I'm tired on my legs, then I'll sit down a peer;
In court or city honour, so great a man I'll be,
So great a man, so great a man, so great a man I'll be.
You'll forget the little ploughboy who whistled o'er the lea.
You'll forget the little ploughboy, who whistled o'er the lea.




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A collection of 31 Northern songs recorded in the 1970s. This CD was issued in 1998 to celebrate 70 years of Newcastle Brown Ale and includes the Brown Ale commercial, recorded for television and uni...
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