Labouring Man, The

DESCRIPTION: "You Englishmen of each degree, One moment listen unto me, From day to day you all may see, The poor are frown on by degrees." England cannot succeed without the labouring man. They fought off Napoleon. But now they face poor wages and starvation
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1898 (Lucy Broadwood collection; also Hill, "Wiltshire Folk Songs and Carols")
KEYWORDS: worker battle hardtimes Napoleon
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South,West))
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Palmer-EnglishCountrySongbook, #26, "The Labouring Man" (1 text, 1 tune)
Palmer-ThePainfulPlow, #6, "The Labouring Man" (1 text, 1 tune)
Purslow-TheConstantLovers, pp. 51-52, "The Labouring Man" (1 text, 1 tune, from different informants)
Cologne/Morrison-WiltshireFolkSongs, pp. 8-9, "The Labouring Man" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #1156
File: PECS026

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