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|The Ploughboy and the London Cockney|
"The Ploughboy and the London Cockney" is yet another song from Brian Kelly which I've not seen in print or heard by anybody else. It is a comic song of a Londoner trying to get off with a local piece of talent whilst holiday in the country and then being humiliated and thwarted by a bright-witted rustic.
The song reminds me of one of my father's sayings, to whit, "If you want to find a fool in the country, then you have to take a townie there." This reflects my father's resentments and railings in the 1940's and 1950's against Brummies (citizens and dwellers in England's second largest city, Birmingham) regarding their supposed mental superiority over we dull rustics in the county town of Worcester.
"The Ploughboy and the London Cockney" has been recorded by:
Maddy Prior on "Summer Solstice" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)
Maddy Prior on "Summer Solstice"
Brian Kelly on "Brian Kelly In Memoriam"