"The Four Loom Weaver" as written by and Karan Marie Casey....
I'm a four loom weaver as many a man knows
I've not to eat and I've worn out my clothes
My clogs are both broken and stockings I've none
You'd 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 till I near lost my breath
And I feel in my heart that I'll soon starve to death

I'm a four loom weaver as many a man knows
I've not to eat and I've worn out my clothes
My clogs are both broken and stockings I've none
You'd hardly give me tuppence for all I've got on

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
And Waterloo Porridge was best of our food

I'm a four loom weaver as many a man knows
I've nowt to eat and I've worn out my clothes
My clogs are both broken and stockings I've none
You'd hardly give me tuppence for all I've got on

Our Margaret declares if she'd clothes to put on
She'd go up to London and see the great man
And if 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
I've not to eat and I've worn out my clothes
My clogs are both broken and stockings I've none
You'd hardly give me tuppence for all I've got on

I'm a four loom weaver as many a man knows
I've 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
I've woven myself to the far end


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    General CommentImagination paints the picture told by the lyrics, and their content doth include one asking for tuppence, 'twill be noted, therefore giving the song away as one for buskers, many a which sorry lot nowadays would do quite well to learn this song. Maddy Pryor and June Tabor sing this song beautifully on their album "Silly Sisters," albeit acapella, yet with impeccable harmony, suggesting all the chords for anyone who wished to accompany this song upon some instrument worthy of the occasion.
    jeritadamsonon February 05, 2014   Link

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