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Cotton Famine Poems

 

Cotton Famine Poems is a project comprising settings of poems written in response to the Lancashire Cotton Famine of 1861-65 
featured in
the Guardian. 

The poems have been published as part of 

Poetry of the Lancashire Cotton Famine,an AHRC-funded project by Simon Rennie at the University
of Exeter.

Please note that the language of the poems, which remains uncensored, reflects the mores of the time.

 

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Sample recordings with links to the poems

A Bachelor's Fancy on the Distress - Paul Lodge
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Cheer Up Lads - Paul Lodge
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The Work Shall Fill the Mills Again - Paul Lodge
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Abraham Lincoln (abbreviated) - Paul Lodge
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