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Thread #117533 Message #2532781
Posted By: Cretzon
06-Jan-09 - 08:32 AM
Thread Name: Songs about Homelessness
Subject: RE: Songs about Homelessness
Ewan MacColl's Moving On Song is one I like - from the radio ballads. Easy to play, too. Seems to be know as Go Move Shift when anybody else does it.
Born in the middle of the afternoon
D G Am
In a horsedrawn carriage on the old A5
The big twelve wheeler shook my bed,
D Am D Em
"You can't stay here" the policeman said.
Am G D Em
You'd better get born in some place else.
Am Em Am Em
So move along, get along, Move along, get along,
F G Am
Go! Move! Shift!
Born in the tatie lifting time
In an old bell tent in a tatie field.
The farmer said, "The work's all done
It's time that you was moving on."
Born on a common near a building site
Where is ground was rutted by the trailers wheels
The local people said to me,
"You'll lower the price of property."
Born at the back of a blackthorn hedge
Where the white hoarfrost lay all around.
No eastern kings came bearing gifts.
Instead the order came to shift.
The winter sky was hung with stars
And one shone brighter than the rest
The wise men came so stern and strict
And brought the orders to evict
Wagon, tent or trailer born,
Last year last month or in far off days.
Born here or a thousand miles away
There's always men nearby who'll say