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New Left Review I/1, January-February 1960

Bill Holdsworth

Songs of the People

i prefer muck shifting better than anything”, was a comment made by one of the men in Ewan MacColl’s radio ballad, Song of the Road.

“We built canals, we laid the tracks
of railways here to hell and back,
And now we’re going to have a crack
At the London-Yorkshire Highway.”

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