Leon Rosselson sings the version that Cliff notes above, and is credited as the songwriter. The song is on "That's not the way its got to be", which he recorded with Roy Bailey, about 1975 (Fuse Records). Martin Carthy also plays guitar on the song.
From the liner notes: "The world turned upside down is the key song on this record. It is constructed largely of the fine and vivid phrases of Gerrard Winstanley, spokesman for the handful of poor people who in 1649 on St. George's Hill in Surrey, inspired by a vision of the earth as a common treasury, tried to make a reality of the commonwealth of mankind. It puts better than a dozen history lesson the relevance of the past to the present."