Poverty Knock

DESCRIPTION: "Poverty, poverty knock! Me loom is a-sayin' all day... Gaffer's too skinny to pay." "Up ev'ry morning at five, I wonder that we keep alive." The weavers are poorly paid and in pain. They get no help when injured. His daughter Lizzie is being courted
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1965 (collected from Tom Daniel, according to Raven)
KEYWORDS: work hardtimes injury weaving courting family
FOUND IN: Britain(England(North))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
ADDITIONAL: Jon Raven, _VIctoria's Inferno: Songs of the Old Mills, Mines, Manufacturies, Canals, and Railways_, Roadside Press, 1978, pp. 125-127, "Poverty Knock" (1 text, 1 tune)
Jon Raven, _The Urban and Industrial Songs of the Black Country and Birmingham_, Broadside, 1977, pp. 88-89, "Poverty Knock" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #3491
File: JRVI125

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