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Jon Boden 17 Apr 06 - 08:24 AM
Malcolm Douglas 17 Apr 06 - 11:41 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: In The Shade of the old 'arris mill
From: Jon Boden
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 08:24 AM

I got half way through learning this (from 'Mike Harding's Folk Songs of Lancashire' strangely enough) but managed to lose the book somewhere. Sorry... filed the book somewhere. Does anyone have the remaining verses?

In the shade of the old 'arris mill
It's enough to make nyone ill
The reeling is rotten, and so is the cotton
We'll have to give gaffer a pill

And when the o'er looker comes round
And he see's all us doffers sat down
He says 'eh get thee up and tie your ends up'
In the shade of the old 'arris mill.

Thankyou, j


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Subject: Lyr Add: IN THE SHADE OF THE OLD 'ARRIS MILL
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 11:41 AM

IN THE SHADE OF THE OLD 'ARRIS MILL

In the shade of the old 'Arris mill
It's enough to make anyone ill
The reelin' is rotten, and so is the cotton
We'll have to give gaffer a pill.
And then when th'ower-looker comes round
An' he sees all us doffers sat down
He says "Eh ger up and tie yer ends up!"
In the shade of the old 'Arris mill.

Our stockin's are all full of holes
An' our clogs they are losin' their soles
Our shawls are all torn and our petticoats are worn
We'd be better off diggin' coal.
You can't see yer hand for the lint
And by Wednesday we're all bloody skint
But we don't give a jot, we're a bloody fine lot
We're the girls from the old 'Arris mill.

Eh Aw wish pay day Friday would come
By but we'll have some rare fun
Cos each Friday night we go out and get tight
And troubles and cares are all done.
And then when we spent all us brass
And Monday morn comes round at last
Then for me an' our Jack, it's time to get back
In the shade of the old 'Arris mill.


Mike Harding, Folk Songs of Lancashire. Manchester: Whitethorn Press, 1980, p 78.

No source information was given. The tune, of course, is In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: In The Shade of the old 'arris mill
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Apr 06 - 01:07 PM

Thanks Malcolm! Much appreciated j


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Subject: Lyr/Tune Add: IN THE SHADE OF THE OLD 'ARRIS MILL
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Nov 10 - 03:21 AM

Thread #114888   Message #2461553

Posted By: Sky Sailor

09-Oct-08 - 07:38 PM

Thread Name: Songbook - Folk Songs Of Lancashire

Subject: Tune/Lyrics ADD: In the Shade of the Old 'Arris M

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In the Shade of the Old 'Arris Mill

In the shade of the old 'Arris mill
It's enough to make any one ill,
The reelin' is rotten and so is the cotton,
We'll 'ave to give gaffer a pill.
And then when th' ower looker comes round
An' he sees all us doffers sat down
He says, "Eh ger up and tie yer ends up!"
In the shade of the old 'Arr is mill.

Our stockin's are all full of holes
An' our clogs they are losin' their soles
Our shawls are all torn
And our petticoats are worn
We'd be better off diggin' coal.
You can't see yer hand for the lint
And by Wednesday we're all bloody skint
But we don't give a jot, we're a bloody fine lot
We're the girls from the old 'Arris mill.

Eh Aw wish pay day Friday would come
By but we'll have some rare fun
Cos each Friday night we go out and get tight
And troubles and cares are all done.
And then when we spent all us brass,
And Monday morn comes round at last
Then for mean' our Jack, it's time to get back
In the shade of the old 'Arris mill.


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