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Who sang Hard Times of Old England?

Steeleye Span released the song Hard Times of Old England. Date of release: 1975.

Release date: 1975
Duration: 05:16

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The meaning of the song 'Hard Times of Old England ', based on the lyrics
What is Hard Times of Old England about?
🎶 Hard Times of Old England song analysis
The protagonist is struggling to find work in England and can't afford basic necessities like food and shoes for their family. They see other tradesmen in the same situation and some are even resorting to theft. Even soldiers coming back from war are struggling to survive. However, the protagonist hopes for better times in the future and sings about the good times they hope to experience in Old England.

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