“The Weaver and the Factory Maid”


The singer, a hand-weaver, loves a woman who works in a factory. He visits her in her bedroom despite his family's scorn. All the girls have gone to weave with steam; "If you would see them you must rise at dawn/And trudge to the mill in the early morn"


  • Robert Cinnamond, "The Weaver and the Factory Maid" (on IRRCinnamond01) (fragment; only the first verse)
  • A. L. Lloyd, "The Weaver and the Factory Maid" (on Lloyd3, IronMuse1)


  1. DT, WVFACTGL WEAVFACT (both transcribed from the recording by Steeleye Span; the former is the better transcription)
  2. BI, DTwvfact


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1955 (IRRCinnamond01)
Found in: Britain(England(North))