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Thread #19019   Message #3540219
Posted By: Les in Chorlton
22-Jul-13 - 06:29 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Song of the Lower Classes
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Song of the Lower Classes
These are the words from Bob Davenport - Common Stone CD

Song of the other Ranks
(Words e jones, b davenport,Tune pinched from prokoviev)

We plough and sow we're very, very low
That we delve in the dirty clay
Till we bless the plain with golden grain
And the vale with the fragrant hay
Our place we know we are so low
Down at the landlord's feet
We're not too low the bread to grow
Too low the bread to eat

We're low we're low we're very, very low
Yet from our fingers glide
The silken flow and the robes that glow
Round the limbs of the sons of pride
And what we get and what we give
We know and we know our share
We're not too low the cloth to weave
But too low the cloth to wear

We're low we're low as to war we go
To fight some foreign country
That was yesterday our greatest friend
But today's our enemy
God bless our boys the papers scream
Praise them the churchmen cry
When the war is won and home we come
Who care's if we live or die?

We're low we're low 'till that happy day
When we're called to a heaven on high
When the freedom we never had in our lives
Will be there on the day we die
If you see no worth suffering hell on earth
For the promise of a heaven above
Why not join the fight that one day we might
See a heaven down here below