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GUEST,David Folklore: Weaving music (20) RE: Folklore: Weaving music 08 Apr 11

The song, "Nancy Whiskey", recorded many times, is mostly about whiskey but peripherally about weaving. "I am a weaver, a Carleton weaver; I am a rash and a roving blade; I will wander where I wish to; I will follow a roving trade."

And later, "i'm going back to the Carleton weaving; I'll really make those shuttles fly..."

My question for many years - what is Carleton weaving? And could one make a living as a roving weaver at some point?

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