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Old Spinning Wheel: blmusic5

The Old Spinning Wheel

Covered with dust and forgotten
Like the face upon the wall
There’s one souvenir of the days gone by
I treasure most of all.

Turn back the years of my childhood
As you turn, old spinning wheel
Just show me a lane with a barefoot by
As shadows softly steal.

CHORUS
cho: There’s an old spinning wheel in the parlor
spinning dreams of the long, long ago
Spinning dreams of an old fashioned garden
And a maid with her old fashioned beau

Sometimes it seems that I can hear her in the twilight
At the organ softly singing “old Black Joe”
There’s an old spinning wheel in the parlor
Spinning dreams of the long, long ago.

Old Spinning Wheel

Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins


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Old Spinning Wheel


Chet Atkins


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Four Loom Weaver: blmusic4

Four Loom Weaver


Folk singers Maddy Prior and June Tabor perform Four Loom Weaver from the album Silly Sisters.


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Four Loom Weaver

Karen Casey
Distant Shore


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Chorus (after each verse):
I’m a four loom weaver as many a man knows
Nowt to eat and I’ve worn out my clothes
Clogs are both broken and stockings I’ve none
Hardly give me tuppence for all I’ve got on

Old Billy at Bent, he kept telling me long
We might have better times if I’d but held my tongue
I holded my tongue ’til I near lost my breath
And I feel in my heart that I’ll soon starve to death

We held out for six weeks, thought each day was the last
We tarried and shifted ’til now we’re quite fast
We lived upon nettles when nettles were good
Waterloo Porridge was best of our food

Our Margaret declares if she’d clothes to put on
She’d go up to London and see the great man
Things didn’t alter when there she had been
She swears she’ll fight with blood up to thine

I’m a four loom weaver as many a man knows
Nowt to eat and I’ve worn out my clothes
Stockings I’ve none and no looms to weave on
I’ve woven myself to the far end…

The Four Loom Weaver – Lyrics

(Becket Whitehead’s version of The Poor Cotton Weaver)

I’m a four loom weaver, as many a man knows,
I’ve nowt to eat and I’ve worn out m’ clothes
M’ clogs are all broken, and stockings I’ve none.
Thee’d hardly gi’s tuppence for all I’ve gotten on.

Old Billy O’ Bent, he were telling us long
We mayn’t had better times if I’d nobbut held m’ tongue.
Well, I held m’ tongue til I near lost m’ breath,
And I feel in m’ hear that I’II soon clem to death

I’m a four loom weaver, as many a man knows.
I’ve nowt to eat and I’ve worn out m’ clothes.
Old Billy were right, but he ne’er were clemmed,
He ne’er picked o’er in his liie.

We held out for six weeks, thought each day were the last.
We tarried and shifted til we were quite fast.
We lived upon nettles while nettles were good.
And Waterloo Porridge were best to us (as) food.

Our Margaret declares, if hoo’d clothes to put on,
Hoo’d go up t’ London and see the great man
And if things didn’ alter when there hoo’d been
Hoo’ swears hoo’d fight til there blood up to th’ e’en.

I’m a four loom weaver as many a man knows.
I’ve nowt to eat and I’ve worn out m’ clothes
Stockings I’ve none, nor looms to weave on,
I’ve woven m’sen to far end.

Note: clem – starve; hoo’d – she’d
Further Note: This is a subset (6 out of ten verses) of a 19th Century
broadside titled John O’ Grinfield.
Recorded by Killen, Gallant Lads are We; also MacColl

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Dance Around the Spinning Wheel: blmusic3

Dance Around the Spinning Wheel


Finbar & Eddie Furey perform the Celtic song Dance Around The Spinning Wheel from the compilation album The Collection


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Dance Around the Spinning Wheel

Gypsy’s Kiss
Strange News: Traditional Irish Music in California


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Handloom Weavers Lament: blmusic2

The Handloom Weaver’s Lament

The Hand-Loom Weaver’s Lament,
performed by Harry Boardman from the folk album Deep Lancashire.


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Handloom Weavers Lament – Lyrics

You gentlemen and tradesmen, that ride about at will,

Look down on these poor people; it’s enough to make you crill;

Look down on these poor people, as you ride up and down,

I think there is a God above will bring your pride quite down.

Chorus

You tyrants of England, your race may soon be run,

You may be brought unto account for what you’ve sorely done.

You pull down our wages, shamefully to tell;

You go into the markets, and say you cannot sell;

And when that we do ask you when these bad times will mend,

You quickly give an answer, “When the wars are at an end.”

When we look on our poor children, it grieves our hearts full sore,

Their clothing it is worn to rags, while we can get no more,

With little in their bellies, they to work must go,

Whilst yours do dress as manky as monkeys in a show.

You go to church on Sundays, I’m sure it’s nought but pride,

There can be no religion where humanity’s thrown aside;

If there be a place in heaven, as there is in the Exchange,

Our poor souls must not come near there; like lost sheep they must range.

With the choicest of strong dainties your tables overspread,

With good ale and strong brandy, to make your faces red;

You call’d a set of visitors–it is your whole delight–

And you lay your heads together to make our faces white.

You say that Bonyparty he’s been the spoil of all,

And that we have got reason to pray for his downfall;

Now Bonyparty’s dead and gone, and it is plainly shown

That we have bigger tyrants in Boneys of our own.

And now, my lads, for to conclude, it’s time to make an end;

Let’s see if we can form a plan that these bad times may mend;

Then give us our old prices, as we have had before,

And we can live in happiness, and rub off the old score.

Source: John Harland and T. T. Wilkinson’s Ballads and Songs of Lancashire: Ancient and Modern, 3rd edition, 193-95.

THE HANDLOOM WEAVER’S LAMENT
By Ewan McVicar Tune Shift and Spin

Shift and spin, weave and twine
Making cloth coarse and fine
Poor folk work while rich folk dine
Make your shuttle fly

Spin your yarn, spin it well
Spin enough to weave an ell
Weave enough to claith yersel
Make yer shuttle fly

As the spinning mills come in
We’ll go there, our bread to win
Singing sadly in the din
Workin in the mill
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O Hi Ri Lean: blmusic1

O Hi Ri Lean: A Spinning Song

From her album I See Winter,
Catherine-Ann MacPhee performs the song
O Hi Ri Lean: A Spinning Song.


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