The Pretty Ploughboy

Ploughboys and pressgangs were popular themes of 19th century broadside printers. Many versions end with wedding bells, as does this one from William Stoke (65) of Chew Stokes, Somerset, who sang it to Cecil Sharp on 23 December 1907.

The photograph, circa 1930 from the Museum of Rural Life, is at Manor Farm, Cliddesden, Hampshire.

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