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Subject: Dashing Steam Loom Weaver
From: GUEST,Gin
Date: 22 Jun 03 - 05:42 PM

Words and or provenance for "Dashing Steam Loom Weaver" anyone?


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ: Dashing Steam Loom Weaver
From: katlaughing
Date: 22 Jun 03 - 06:14 PM

A bit more info would be helpful in aiding you in your search.


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ: Dashing Steam Loom Weaver
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 22 Jun 03 - 06:20 PM

It's a mid-19th century broadside song; you can see an edition by Harkness of Preston at  Bodleian Library Broadside Ballads:

The dashing steam-loom weaver

Roy Palmer printed a text issued by Bebbington of Manchester in his book  A Touch on the Times (1974, pp. 135-7). He set it to the tune of The Wonderful Crocodile; no tune was prescribed on the broadsides. So far as I know, the song has never been found in tradition.


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Subject: RE: LYR REQ: Dashing Steam Loom Weaver
From: masato sakurai
Date: 22 Jun 03 - 06:29 PM

Entry at folktrax is:
DASHING STEAM-LOOM WEAVER, THE - "One day I got out on the spree" meets girl and weds - mentions Bolton - PALMER TOTT 1974 p135 text: Bs by Bebbington of Manchester/ tune: "Wonderful Crocodile" (Kidson Ms)
An edition is at Bodleian Library Broadside Ballads:

    The Dashing Steam-Loom Weaver [larger image won't come up at present]

I'll check Palmer's book later.

~Masato


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Subject: Lyr/Tune Add: DASHING STEAM-LOOM WEAVER
From: masato sakurai
Date: 22 Jun 03 - 09:54 PM

From Roy Palmer, A Touch On The Times: Songs of Social Change 1770 to 1914 (Penguin, 1974, pp. 135-37):

         DASHING STEAM-LOOM WEAVER
[Text: broadside printed by Bebbington of Manchester (Ballads Q 398.8 s.9, vol. 2, p. 359, Manchester Central Library). Tune: The wonderful crocodile (Kidson MS Collection).]

One day I got out on the spree -- I fell out with my mother.
She says to me, 'We can't agree, you'd better find another.'
I said, 'My dear, yo need not fret; I'm in the humour o' starting;'
So then straightway out I did set, all for to seek my fortune.
Sing right fa looral ooral ay, sing right fa looral o,
So then straightway out I did set, all for to seek my fortune.

Well, when I came to Bolton Town, I met all things satisfactory;
I tried at many and many a loom, till I geet to weave at factory.
I had not long been i' th' shade before my merit took, sir,
So weel I did geet on with trade, they made me overlooker.

I dressed myself in clothes so fine; thinks I, I'll cut a dash on,
And I will geet a sweetheart too, fear I be out o' th' fashion.
Hoo talked to me so very fine, said hoo wur no deceiver;
Hoo said well off that we should be: hoo wur a dashing steam-loom weaver.

One night I cam down into t' town and didn't happ'n t' bring her;
I scarcely had set myself down to harken to t' Star Inn singer,
When a chap as works beside o' me -- I thought him no deceiver --
Well he walked in and sit by me with my dashing steam-loom weaver.

Now first I thought to let him sup, but he put me in such fettle,
And so to him I bristle up to show I had some mettle.
I said, 'Thou'll leave that lass o' mine or I'll gi'e thy chops a driver;'
He says, 'Now dunna thee come it so fine: hoo's my dashing steam-loom weaver.'

And so next day to her I went to see if hoo's a conscience.
Hoo said, 'Lad, rest thyself content; it's nobbut a bit o' nonsense.'
I met this chap the very next day, gin him o'er his chops a driver;
We fought a full hour up and down, through my dashing steam-loom weaver.

And when that we were on the ground as hard as we could batter,
This girl she did come walking round to see what was the matter.
So then I purred him o'er his mug; hoo run at him in a fever;
Hoo pelted at him with her clog, so I won my steam-loom weaver.

Now very soon we geet our friends, geet wed on Easter Sunday,
And wedding kept among our friends all day on Easter Monday.
As you may see, I geet good wage; what brass I mean to save, sit,
We are content as ought can be, me and my steam-loom weaver.

i' th' shade out of work.
hoo her.
purred punched or kicked. As late as the 1870s, purring or kicking matches were held in Lancashire, sometimes with fatal results.

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T:Dashing Steam-Loom Weaver
S:Broadside (Bebbington of Manchester) / Tune - The Wonderful Crocodile (Kidson MS)
B:Roy Palmer, A Touch on the Times, pp. 136-7
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M:4/4
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Subject: RE: LYR REQ: Dashing Steam Loom Weaver
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Jul 03 - 04:59 PM

It's a bit late- but thankyou!


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