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Thread #162259   Message #3860369
Posted By: Jackaroodave
11-Jun-17 - 06:39 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Best and oldest protest songs.
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Best and oldest protest songs.
Ernest Jones's "Song of the Lower Classes" is also available at archive.org, along with other "Songs of Democracy," in an anthology of "The Poets and the Poetry of the Century," compiled by Alfred H. Miles in 1891:

https://archive.org/details/poetsandpoetryof04mileuoft

It's on page 557, but the section on Jones, with a fascinating biography, begins a few pages earlier.