“I'm a Workin' Chap”


"I'm a workin' chap, as you may see, You'll find an honest man in me." The singer is thrifty and industrious, for poor folks are "working life out to keep life in." The singer describes various poor people, and hopes listeners will not despise them


Roud links this song with "Tak It, Man, Tak It" as found in Ford, etc. I flatly don't see it. - RBW


  1. Ord, p. 51-52, "I'm a Workin' Chap" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #5591
  3. BI, Ord051


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1930 (Ord)
Keywords: work poverty clothes
Found in: Britain(Scotland)