Cropper Lads

 
Performed by:
Skelmanthorpe Primary School
Recorded in:
Skelmanthorpe
Recorded on:
01/05/2012
Recorded by:
Bryony Griffith
Genre:
Social History
Keywords:
Luddites,
Weavers
 

Archival information

TYG:
148
Key:
D
Time Signature:
Roud id:
0
Laws id:
Master title:
Cropper Lads
Places Cited:
Skelmanthorpe,
Huddersfield

Lyrics

1
Come, cropper lads of great renown,
That loves to drink good ale that’s brown,
And strike each haughty tyrant down
With ’atchet, pike and gun.

Chorus
The cropper lads for me,
And gallant lads they’ll be,
With lusty stroke the shear frames broke,
The cropper lads for me.

2
Although the specials still advance,
And soldiers nightly round us prance,
The cropper lads still lead the dance,
With ’atchet, pike and gun.

Night after night when all is still,
And the moon is hid behind the hill,
We forward march to do our will,
With ’atchet, pike and gun.

4
Great Enoch he shall lead the van,
Stop him who dares, stop him who can,
Press forward every gallant man,
With ’atchet, pike and gun.