The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #21487   Message #252298
Posted By: Tim Salt
05-Jul-00 - 02:29 PM
Thread Name: Origins: The Lorry Ride (from Rusby/Roberts)
Subject: Lyr Add: THE LORRY RIDE (Liza Tubb)
Liza Tubb

My love is a tall and a handsome man
The best you'll see
He's gone away to the plantations
To pick coffee
The recruiter says, he won't come back
And I need no longer bide
But I'm waiting here until
The day of the lorry ride


My days are hard, my nights are long
And I am so alone
But I'll dream a dream
That will never end
When he comes home

The recruiter says, the hours are long
The work it is so hard
And he won't survive, the cold hard night
In the garage
And in the fields he'll breathe the fumes
Of the death insecticide
And anyway, he won't survive
The lorry ride


My love must work a 12 hour day
Beneath the sun
And he must work, 3 long months
Before he's done
He must sleep beside a dying man
Who lies weeping from the burns
And I fear my love will not be so young
When he returns


1st verse repeat

Chorus with last line repeated as "If he comes home"