Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Earn a wage

Earn a wage is the fifth and last scene of We Can Dance, We Can Swing. In the fourth scene a narrator reflected on the legacy of Mary Brooksbank. In the fifth scene the millgirls reflect on the legacy of the jute industry for their own lives.

We earn a wage,
Feed girls and boys,
Pay the rent, 
Raise our voice,
We are girls,
Girls of the mills.

We can dance,
We can swing,
Stay out late,
Loudly sing,
We are girls,
Girls of the mills.

Copyright text, words and music Petra Vergunst

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