Navigation (Navvy's Song)

DESCRIPTION: "Come roll up, my lads, and you shall have a prize, In all parts of the nation, Where all young lads and swaggering blades that work(s) on the navigation."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1906 (collected from Jim Creedy by Cecil Sharp, according to Raven)
KEYWORDS: work canal
FOUND IN: Britain(England(West))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: Jon Raven, _VIctoria's Inferno: Songs of the Old Mills, Mines, Manufacturies, Canals, and Railways_, Roadside Press, 1978, p. 30, "The Navvy's Song" (2 short texts, 2 tunes, both from Jim Creedy)
Roud #2453
File: RavVI030

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