“Pity Poor Labourers”


"You sons of old England, now listen... Concerning poor lab'rers we all must allow Who work all day at the tail of the plow. Oh, pity poor lab'rers, oh, pity them all, For five or six shillings they work the whole week." The complaints of poor workers


  1. Fahey-Eureka, pp. 18-19, "Pity Poor Labourers" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, FaE018


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1973
Keywords: poverty work