Fine Old English Labourer, The

DESCRIPTION: "Come, lads, and listen to my song, a song of honest toil, It's of the English labourer, the tiller of the soil." Having long been abused, the worker is standing up for his rights and better pay. The Union makes him immune to threats of being fired
AUTHOR: Howard Evans (source: Palmer)
EARLIEST DATE: 1972 (Palmer); the tune is from 1905 and the text apparently from the nineteenth century
KEYWORDS: work hardtimes labor-movement
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Palmer-Painful, #16, "The fine old English labourer" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "The Fine Old English Gentleman" (tune, according to Palmer)
File: PaPa016

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