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bell

Strike the Bell

Transport by Road, Canal, Rail and Sea in the Nineteenth Century through Songs, Ballads and Contemporary Accounts
Selected and edited by Roy Palmer, published by Cambridge University Press (1978).
ISBN 0 521 21921 3

inferno

Victoria's Inferno

Songs of the Old Mills, Mines, Manufactories, Canals and Railways

Edited by Jon Raven

touch

Touch on the Times

Songs of Social Change 1770 to 1914

by Roy Palmer

Penguin Education (1974).
canal songs

Canal Songs

by Jon Raven

Broadside Records (1974).
history

The Sound of History

Songs and Social Comment

by Roy Palmer

Oxford University Press (1988)
urban

The Urban and Industrial Songs of the Black Country and Birmingham

by Jon Raven
Broadside (1977)

Available from the Michael Raven website.
campbell

The Ian Campbell Folk Group Songbook

Heathside/Sing (1965)

ditty

Hughie's Ditty Bag

by Hugh E Jones
Wee Huge Publications
navvyman

Navvyman

by Dick Sullivan
Coracle Books (1983)

Also available on-line as a
Victorian Web book which contains a useful Navvy's Glossary.

Working Songs

West Midlands' Ballads

by Michael Raven

Published by Michael Raven (2008)
ISBN: 9780906114858

Unknown Boater

The Unknown Boatman Songbook

by Dusty Miller

Available from Dave Illingworth
More details here.

Some possible sources for book purchase are given. Books that are out of print may be available from second-hand book sellers. The AbeBooks UK, USA or Australasia web-sites could be a good starting point for those seeking copies.