Song of the Studley Needle Girls

(Music: TRAD ‘My Johnny Was a Shoemaker’)

Verse 1 

Keep straightening the needles, girls, and clear the hammer marks
Keep straightening the needles, girls, and think of your sweethearts…

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I am searching for a word
for that which Earth exhales
through snapped hedgerows 
and grasses cut through spring…

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