Poor Wages

Album: Early Morning Onwards (1969)

Songfacts®:

  • "Poor Wages" was released on the Harvest label on June 20, 1969, the B Side of the John Lees composition "Brother Thrush".
    The lyrics were published in the September 1996 issue of the fanzine Nova Lepidoptera; the sheet music was published originally by Ardmore & Beechwood in 1969.
    Written by keyboard player Stuart Wolstenholme, it is described in the December issue of the same magazine as "a bitter reflection on a failed relationship and the difficulties of picking up the pieces afterwards". The song includes the first ever recording (on disc) of a John Lees guitar solo. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England

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