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Thread #162259   Message #3860425
Posted By: GUEST,henryp
12-Jun-17 - 05:19 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Best and oldest protest songs.
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Best and oldest protest songs.
The Song of the Day-Labourers is another poem by Ernest Jones - see the posts above.

Sharpen the sickle; how full the ears!
Our children are crying for bread!
And the field has been watered with orphans' tears
And enriched with their fathers dead

Set to a striking tune, it can be found on Falling Slowly, the second album by Coope Boyes and Simpson, but under the title The Forward March.