The Cropper Lads

 
Performed by:
Three Score and Ten
Recorded in:
Leeds
Recorded on:
19/01/2007
Recorded by:
Three Score and Ten
Genre:
Crime
Keywords:
Firearms,
Luddites,
Soldiers
 

Archival information

TYG:
62
Key:
D
Time Signature:
4/4 and various
Roud id:
0
Laws id:
Master title:
The Cropper Lads
Places Cited:

Lyrics

1
Come, cropper lads of great renown,
Who love 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 shearframes broke,
The cropper lads for me.

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

3
And night by 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.

The 'Three Score and Ten' group are Jim Potter, Brian Senior and Ivan Robinson

Archival information

TYG:
62
Key:
D
Time Signature:
4/4 and various
Roud id:
0
Laws id:
Master title:
The Cropper Lads
Places Cited: