To be more accurate, I noticed this correction in the Guardian a couple of weeks ago:
Leon Rosselson elaborates: “I wrote the song in 1974 … It’s the story of the Digger Commune of 1649 and their vision of the earth as ‘a common treasury’. It’s become a kind of anthem for various radical groups, particularly since Billy Bragg recorded it , and is not adapted from any other song. The title is taken from Christopher Hill’s book about the English revolution.”
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