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Thread #66245 Message #1752040
Posted By: Dave Hanson
03-Jun-06 - 01:42 AM
Thread Name: Tune Req: poverty knocks
Subject: RE: Tune Req: poverty knocks
Ray, the song is onomatopoeic, the pov er ty pov er ty knock rhythm representing the sound of the old dobbie loom, NOT the knock knock bit at the end of the line that stupid morons tap on their guitar or the table or sing along with.
The song is from Tommy Daniel of Batley, West Yorkshire, who learned it at the start of the last century, at his first mill on leaving school.