The Rovin Plougboy (audio)

The Morayshire Molecatcher John MacDonald is one of our sources for this song, and it's interesting to note that Jeannie Robertson MBE, the great Ballad singer, Scottish Traveller used the tune for her version of the Gypsy Laddies.

The Rovin Ploughboy also incorporates some verses from the older ballad The Gypsy Laddies, one of the songs featured in Francis Child's famous The English and Scottish Popular Ballads.

The song is sung by Christine Kydd and the includes both the solo song and a harmony part so is really useful for group work as well as a solo.