The Weaver and the Factory Maid Lyrics

Steeleye Span


writers: Andy Schroeder, Bjorn Dannov, John Chavez, Mark Kozuback, Nathan Gearhart
album: Track 7 in album Parcel of Rogues
release date: 1973
popularity : 11 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock
length: 5:25
arranger: Bob Johnson, Tim Hart, Peter Knight, Maddy Prior
writer: [traditional]

Album Information

label: Chrysalis
country(area): United Kingdom
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Steeleye Span Parcel of Rogues cover art


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The Weaver and the Factory Maid

Oh, when I was a tailor, I carried my bodkin and shears.
When I was a weaver, I carried my roods and my gear.
My temples also, my small clothes and reed in my hand.
And wherever I go, here's the jolly bold weaver again.

I'm a hand weaver to my trade.
I fell in love with a factory maid,
And if I could but her favour win,
I'd stand beside her and weave by steam.

My father to me scornful said,
How could you fancy a factory maid?


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 One Misty Moisty Morning
  • 2 Alison Gross
  • 3 The Bold Poachers
  • 4 The Ups and Downs
  • 5 Robbery with Violins
  • 6 The Wee Wee Man
  • 7 The Weaver and the Factory Maid
  • 8 Rogues in a Nation
  • 9 Cam Ye O'er Frae France
  • 10 Hares on the Mountain