Factory Girl

from by Oakes & Smith



As I went out walking
One fine summer morning
The birds in the bushes
Did whistle and sing
The lads and the lassies
In couples were courtin'
Going back to the factory
Their work to be done

He spied one among them
She was fairer than many
Her cheek like the red rose
That bloomed in the spring
Her hair like the lily
That grows in yon valley
She was only a hard-working
Factory girl

He sets up beside her
More closely to view her
She says, "My young man
No don't stir me so
I have gold in my pocket
And silver as well
No more will I answer
That factory call"


from First Flight, released November 19, 2013



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Oakes & Smith Tyringham, Massachusetts

Robert Oakes and Katherine Smith both hail from musical families and began playing and singing at an early age. They met in 2007 and immediately set to work collaborating on art and music projects. They formed this singing and songwriting duo in early 2010 and started performing in venues throughout the Northeastern US. Currently, they are at work on their debut full-length album. ... more

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