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Collected by Lucy Broadwood in Oxfordshire and published in 1893 this song was sung with the great gusto by Bob Arnold (Tom Forrest of The Archers) on an L.P. we recorded with him in 1972. Despite sometimes working in foul conditions for very little money there are lots of songs about country labourers enjoying their lot in life. It makes you wonder who orginally wrote them