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Thread #66245   Message #1751586
Posted By: Dave Hanson
02-Jun-06 - 07:37 AM
Thread Name: Tune Req: poverty knocks
Subject: RE: Tune Req: poverty knocks
Pete Coe does it to a different tune than usual, to stop people doing the clapping bits, this is a better version.

In a short film about Martin Carthy from the BBC Countryfile series a few years ago, Martin remarked about this song that the clapping bits turned a cry of pain into a joke.