New Bury Loom, The
DESCRIPTION: The singer meets a weaver. He tells her "I am a good joiner by trade." "My shuttle ran well in her lathe" until, after one success, "My strength now began for to fail me." She asks him to try again but he says it will have to wait until he returns.
EARLIEST DATE: 1980 (Elbourne)
KEYWORDS: sex bawdy weaving
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: Roger Elbourne, Music and Tradition in Early Industrial Lancashire 1780-1840 (Totowa, 1980), pp. 74-76, 135-136, "The New Bury Loom"
NOTES: Bodleian, Harding B 16(167b), "New Bury Loom" ("As I walked between Bolton and Bury"), unknown, no date; also Johnson Ballads 2351, "The New Bury Loom"
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