Seeks to reflect on the way that truths about commerce and labour have been captured in seemingly “innocent” rhymes.
The piece contemplates the trap into which a tradesman might fall when at the mercy of fluctuating demand and tempted to give up his tools. Alternative means of income are weighed up and a moral about managing money is suggested.
Encourages further consideration of the way that common rhymes represent the economic and social truth of their times.
A creative representation of the origins of popular verses that deal with working lives of the past.
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