Pity Poor Labourers
DESCRIPTION: "You sons of old England, now listen... Concerning poor lab'rers we all must allow Who work all day at the tail of the plow. Oh, pity poor lab'rers, oh, pity them all, For five or six shillings they work the whole week." The complaints of poor workers
EARLIEST DATE: Before 1855 (Bodleian broadside Harding B 11(2682))
KEYWORDS: poverty work
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Fahey-Eureka, pp. 18-19, "Pity Poor Labourers" (1 text, 1 tune)
Palmer-Painful, #7, "Pity Poor Labourers" (1 text, 1 tune)
Bodleian, Harding B 11(2682), "A New Song: Pity Poor Labourer's" (sic.), E. M. A. Hodges (London), 1846-1854; also Firth b.25(399)=Firth c.16(300)=Johnson Ballads 3356, "The Poor Labourers," G Henson (Northampton), n.d.
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