Ploughboys in the Gloaming

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lyrics

When I was no but sweet sixteen
With beauty just a blooming-oh
It’s little, little did I think
At nineteen I’d been greeting-oh

Oh the ploughboy lads, they’re gay braw lads
But they’re false and they’re deceiving-oh
They’ll take your all, and gang awa
And leave their lasses grieving-oh

Oh I was fond of company
And gave the ploughboys freedom-oh
To kiss and clap me in the dark
When all my friends were sleeping-oh

Oh the ploughboy lads, they’re gay braw lads
But they’re false and they’re deceiving-oh
They’ll take your all, and gang awa
And leave their lasses grieving-oh

But if I had kent, what I now ken
And taken my mother’s bidding-oh
I wouldn’t be sitting by our fireside
Crying hush-a-bye my bairnie-oh

Oh the ploughboy lads, they’re gay braw lads
But they’re false and they’re deceiving-oh
They’ll take your all, and gang awa
And leave their lasses grieving-oh

So it’s hush-a-ba, for I’m your ma
But the Lord knows who’s your daddy-oh
So girls take care, and you beware
Of the ploughboys in the gloaming-oh

Oh the ploughboy lads, they’re gay braw lads
But they’re false and they’re deceiving-oh
They’ll take your all, and gang awa
And leave their lasses grieving-oh

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from Norwood Gothic, released February 1, 2019
Lyrics: Traditional Scottish

Vocals: Lily Bentley

Produced by Gerry Diver

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