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    This is the story of a skilled weaver falling in love with a girl who works in a steam loom factory. During the Industrial Revolution, skilled craftsman were in the process of being replaced by machinery (in this case, a steam loom) and this led to a series of revolts from the middle class tradesman (see Ned Ludd). For a hand weaver to be with a factory girl would be considered an abomination from the weaver's family and fellow craftsmen, and hence the irony of the song.
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    Interesting that the weaver apparently started out as a tailor. Why the switch? I'm also curious as to how he "came to his love's bedroom door" and even got in there to turn down the sheets to expose the two white hills all covered in snow. All in all, a bit of a bawdy tune, as kurt has alluded to, about the mismatch of classes and how important that was in england (well, a lot of countries, to be fair), especially during the time of the industrial revolution. Read jane austen!
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