The Weaver and the Factory Maid Song Lyrics

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The Weaver and the Factory Maid
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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


  • credits


    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Andy Schroeder, Bjorn Dannov, John Chavez, Mark Kozuback, Nathan Gearhart
    album: Track 7 in album Parcel of Rogues
    release date: 1973
    popularity : 39 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