THEY'RE GOING TO BUILD A MOTORWAY
(These are the chords as published in Leon's book 'Bringing the News from Nowhere', however when I last saw and heard him perform this song he was using D minor shapes for the chords written as Em)
They're going to build a motorway through my back garden
B B7 Em
No-one can explain how I came to be chosen.
They're going to build a motorway, they're ripping up the trees,
Soon the lorries will be lurching through my cabbages and Em
Word came from the council it was all about a plan
Which I didn't understand, but it sounded very grand,
They spoke of urban redevelopment and improving the environment,
They said, to ease the traffic flow, a bit of my back B7
yard would have to go.
Well, I don't know.
I suppose that those who've started it must know best.
And I wouldn't want my vegetable patch to hold up
I hope this layaout works!