Mudcat Café message #2952986 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #2173   Message #2952986
Posted By: r.padgett
27-Jul-10 - 03:47 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Poverty Knock
Subject: RE: Origins: Poverty Knock
Poverty knockers was the term used in West Yorkshire for women minding the looms ~ simply

Probably the cacophony of noise in weaving mills is best typified by two knocks

Tom Daniel insisted that "tap tap" be inserted

Tom's lyrics (in A.L.Lloyds Folksongs In England) and on www.yorkshirefolksong.net was in my view a compilation of verses some from the poverty knockers and some from Tom (made up)

I do know Mrs Fawthrop from Pudsey had had some involvement

Correct version is nearer to Mick Haywood

Arrange as needed, you cant break it!

Ray