Dudley Boys, The

DESCRIPTION: "In the days of good Queen Bess... Coventry outdone the rest, Ya ha boys, O boys, the brave Dudley Boys." But now the boys of Dudley and Tipton have claimed their own. Soldiers had to interfere with a riot. Lord Dudley Ward arranged peace
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1972 (Palmer, Songs of the Midlands)
KEYWORDS: battle nobility work hardtimes labor-movement
FOUND IN: Britain(England(West))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
ADDITIONAL: Jon Raven, _VIctoria's Inferno: Songs of the Old Mills, Mines, Manufacturies, Canals, and Railways_, Roadside Press, 1978, pp. 80-81, "The Brave Dudley Boys" (1 text, 1 tune)
Jon Raven, _The Urban and Industrial Songs of the Black Country and Birmingham_, Broadside, 1977, pp. 49-51, "The Brave Dudley Boys," "The Brave Doodley" (2 texts)
ADDITIONAL: Jon Raven, _The Folklore and Songs of the Black Country Colliers_, Broadside, 1990, pp. 19-20, "The Brave Dudley Boys," "The Brave Doodley" (2 texts)

Roud #1131
File: JRVI080

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