General Ludd's Victory--A Historical Note

For a time the Luddites enjoyed great success, and there was little bloodshed. Some lyrics survive from a authentic Luddite anthem called "General Ludd's Triumph". They celebrate this brief period and remind us that the Luddites were literate, senstive people.

Our song, "General Ludd's Victory" is based in part on those original lyrics, but with no attempt at authenticity. See The Making of the Working Class, by E. P. Thompson, copyright 1963, chapter 14 for our source.

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