Eight Shillings a Week

DESCRIPTION: "Come all you bold Britons where'er you may be, I play give attention and listen to me. There once was good times but they're gone by complete. For a poor man lives now on eight shillings a week." Inflation makes the poor poorer. They ask twelve shillings
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1881 (Ashton, Modern Street Ballads, according to Palmer)
KEYWORDS: poverty hardtimes money work
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Palmer-Painful, #10, "Present Times, or Eight Shillings a Week" (1 text, 1 tune, with the tune apparently not related to the text)
Henderson-Victorian, p. 112, "Present Times or eight shillings a week" (1 text)

Roud #27942
File: PaPa010

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