The Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment (Berkshire & Wiltshire)

The Farmer’s Boys

The sun had set beyond yon hill, Across the dreary moor, When weary and lame, a boy there came, Up to the farmer's door, "Can you tell me whe'ere I be, And one that will me employ," To plough and sow, to reap and mow, And be a farmer's boy, And be a farmer's boy?
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The Regimental  Quick March

The Farmers Boy

The sun had set beyond yon hill,

Across the dreary moor,

When weary and lame, a boy there came,

Up to the farmer's door,

"Can you tell me whe'ere I be,

And one that will me employ,"


To plough and sow, to reap and mow,

And be a farmer's boy,

And be a farmer's boy?


The farmer's wife cried "Try the lad,

Let him no longer seek".

"Yes Father do" the Daughter cried,

While the tears rolled down her cheek:

"For those who would work, 'tis hard to want

And wander for employ".


Don't let him go, but let him stay,

And be a farmer's boy,

And be a farmer's boy?


The Farmer's Boy grew up a man,

And the good old couple died,

They left the lad the farm they had,

And the daughter for his bride;

Now the lad that was, the farm now has,

Oft he thinks and smiles with joy.


Oh, happy day he came that way,

To be a Farmer's Boy,

To be a Farmer's Boy.

The Regimental Music

Our Regimental Marches

The Farmers Boy.mp3 ** (Duke of Edinburgh's Quick March)

Auld Robin Grey mp3 ** (Duke of Edinburgh's Slow March)

Rule Britannia mp3 ** (Duke of Edinburgh's March Off)