Jute Mill Song, The (Ten and Nine)

DESCRIPTION: "Oh, dear me, the mill's gaen fast, And we pure shifters cannae get nae rest." The millers work hard for their "ten and nine" -- their small pay. The singer complains that "the world is ill divided -- them that work the hardest are the least provisded."
AUTHOR: Mary Brookbank
EARLIEST DATE: 1960 (MacColl, "The Singing Island")
KEYWORDS: work hardtimes weaving technology
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Gatherer-SongsAndBalladsOfDundee 38, "The Jute Mill Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Jon Raven, _VIctoria's Inferno: Songs of the Old Mills, Mines, Manufacturies, Canals, and Railways_, Roadside Press, 1978, p. 136, "The Jute Mill Song" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #2585
File: JRVI136

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