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Poverty Knock Lyrics by Chumbawamba

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English Rebel Songs 1381-1984     English Rebel Songs 1381-1984
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Chumbawamba

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When Chumbawamba recorded the first version of English Rebel Songs 1391-1914 in 1988, it was a very unusual step for a band of anarcho-punks.... See Full Description
   
Chumbawamba Poverty Knock Lyrics
English Rebel Songs 1381-1984 Track List
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 1 Cutty Wren, The Lyrics
 2 Diggers Song, The Lyrics
 3 Colliers' March, The
 4 Triumph of General Ludd, The Lyrics
 5 Chartist Anthem Lyrics
 6 Song on the Times
 7 Bad Squire, The

Chumbawamba Poverty Knock Lyrics
 8 Smashing the Van
 9 World Turned Upside Down, The Lyrics
10 Poverty Knock
11 Idris Strike Song Lyrics
12 Hanging On The Old Barbed Wire Lyrics
13 Coal Not Dole


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Poverty Knock Lyrics by Chumbawamba

[Chorus
'Poverty poverty knock,' my loom is a saying all day
Poverty poverty knock, gaffer's too skinny to pay
Poverty poverty knock, keeping one eye on the clock
I know I can guttle when I hear my shuttle go, 'poverty poverty knock'

Up every morning at five, I wonder that we keep alive
Tired and yawning in the cold morning
It's back to the dreary old drive.

[Chorus]

Oh dear we're going to be late
Gaffer is stood at the gate
We're out of pockets, our wages they'll dock it
We'll have to buy grub on the slate

[Chorus]

And when our wages they'll bring, we're often short of a string
While we are fighting with gaffer for snatching (?)
We know to his breast he will cling

[Chorus]

Sometimes a shuttle flies out
and gives some poor woman a clout
There she lies bleeding but nobody's heeding
Oh who's going to carry her out?

[Chorus]

Oh dear, my poor head it sings
I should have woven three strings
My threads are breaking and my back is aching
Oh dear, I wish I had wings

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Poverty poverty knock

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