The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #17996   Message #177028
Posted By: Liz the Squeak
12-Feb-00 - 02:54 AM
Thread Name: Songs about farm folk
Subject: RE: Help: Songs about farm folk
If you want to get really political, the Tolpuddle Martyr songs in the DT should get a few eyebrows going, they usually do.... All 6 men were farm workers who were starving on a farm, because their wages were cut to the bone, and a further cut was immenent, when they formed the first ever Trade Union, to fight for enough to feed their families. Would you like to eat nothing but porrige (Oatmeal), bread and potatoes every meal, every day, every week?