So here we are at last, the beginning of this grand adventure which has been mulling around in my head for a while.
Each day this month I will try and post a recording of a folk song, sung unaccompanied, from memory.
Today I am singing one which I learned, as I have learned many of these songs, from Jon Boden’s “A Folk Song A Day” project.
This is a song about working in a cotton mill,I guess in the 19th century. You can find far more information about it on Mainly Norfolk
I mostly like it for the first couple of lines which ring very true when you’ve got young children!
Lyrics: From memory
Takes: 2 (fluffed verse 3 first time round!)
Download: 01 Poverty Knock