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Thread #3920   Message #20674
Posted By: Barry
04-Feb-98 - 09:42 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Jute Mill Song
Subject: RE: Jute Mill Song
The little bit of info I have comes from a Sept, 79 issue of sing out. "The original 'Jute Mill Song' was written around 1920 by a Scottish-born Maary Brookbank, who went to work in a mill durning WW1. 'Ten & Nine' is another name for it, a reference to the mill workers scant wages of 10 shillings, ninepence". Barry