Work of the Weavers, The

DESCRIPTION: Chorus: "If it wasna for the weavers, what wad ye do?... Ye wadna hae a coat o the black or the blue Gin it wasna for the work o the weavers." The verses describe those who insult weavers, and how -- despite this -- they depend on the weavers
AUTHOR: David Shaw
EARLIEST DATE: 1904 (Ford)
KEYWORDS: weaving work
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (8 citations):
Ford-VagabondSongsAndBalladsOfScotland, pp. 200-202, "The Wark o' the Weavers" (1 text)
Greig-FolkSongInBuchan-FolkSongOfTheNorthEast #42, p. 2, "The Weavers" (1 text)
Ord-BothySongsAndBallads, p. 391, "The Wark o' the Weavers" (1 text)
MacColl-ShuttleAndCage-IndustrialFolkBallads, pp. 10-11, "The Wark o' the Weavers" (1 text, 1 tune)
MacColl-PersonalChoice, pp. 50-51, "The wark o' the weavers" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber/Silber-FolksingersWordbook, p. 127, "The Work of the Weavers" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Jon Raven, _VIctoria's Inferno: Songs of the Old Mills, Mines, Manufacturies, Canals, and Railways_, Roadside Press, 1978, pp. 137-139, "The Wark o' the Weavers" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #374
Liam Clancy, "The Weavers" (on IRLClancy01)
The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem, "The Work of the Weavers" (on IRClancyMakem02)

NOTES [18 words]: The words of this song were published by David Shaw (died 1856). I don't know where the tune came from. - RBW
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