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Poverty Knock

Poverty Knock

Roy Palmer (editors)
Poverty Knock
A picture of industrial life in the nineteenth century through songs, ballads and contemporary accounts
Cambridge University Press, 1974; re-issued 2011
ISBN 978-0-521-20433-9

The Songs

1. Factory Life: The Dreary Old Drive

  1. The Jovial Cutlers
  2. Foster's Mill (TYG 63)
  3. The Factory Bell (Roud V15487)
  4. The Morn Is Black
  5. The Knocker-Up (Roud 24339)
  6. Poverty Knock (Roud 3491; TYG 14)
  7. The Doffing Mistress (Roud 2133)
  8. The Handsome Factory Girl
  9. The Merry Shoots
  10. The Carpet Weaver's True Tale (RoudBS B248970)
  11. The Preston Steam-Loom Weaver
  12. The Coventry Weaver
  13. Nailers' Song
  14. The Nailmakers' Strike
  15. The Poor Nailmaker
  16. Tally I O, the Grinder!
  17. Joe, the Factory Lad
  18. The Matchgirls' Song
  19. Holly Ho

2. Pit Life: Down Among the Coal

  1. Down the Pit We Want to Go
  2. Working Today
  3. The Pony Driver
  4. The Collier Lass (Roud V7863)
  5. The Collier (RoudBS B219859)
  6. Five in the Morning (Roud V651)
  7. The Collier Lads (Roud V8895)
  8. Down Among the Coal
  9. Lament for John Sneddon (Roud V41869)
  10. Gresford Disaster (Roud 3089)
  11. The Brave Dudley Boys (Roud 1131)
  12. O Bury the Blackleg
  13. The Collier Lad's Lament (Roud 7064)