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Lyr Add: Rigs of the Time - new verses

GUEST,Bill Prince 26 May 09 - 07:36 PM
Leadfingers 26 May 09 - 07:58 PM
Dave Hanson 27 May 09 - 05:25 AM
GUEST 27 May 09 - 06:55 AM
GUEST,SallyM 29 May 09 - 09:48 AM
Charley Noble 30 May 09 - 09:38 AM
johnadams 30 May 09 - 10:06 AM
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Subject: Rigs Of The Time
From: GUEST,Bill Prince
Date: 26 May 09 - 07:36 PM

Three new verses if anyone wants to sing them - I wrote them in March and first sang them at the Great Knight FC in Northampton that month.
^^
Here's to those City Bankers I must bring them in
With their seven-figure salaries, they think it no sin
They've caused this recession, and it's going to get worse
But their pensions and bonuses have to come first

Honesty's all out of fashion
These are the rigs of the time, time, me boys
These are the rigs of the time

Now here's to the gangmasters I must bring them in
Importing skilled labour they think it no sin
Paying chippies and bricklayers minimum wage
No wonder our tradesmen get all in a rage

Here's to those politicians I must bring them in
Charge two homes on expenses and think it no sin
But we must understand they've such difficult lives
That they're forced to give jobs to their husbands and wives

Beware you don't sing "brickies and chiplayers"

...and a credit would be nice - somebody out there may remember me.


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Subject: RE: Rigs Of The Time
From: Leadfingers
Date: 26 May 09 - 07:58 PM

Thanks Bill - Good to see you are still active !


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Subject: RE: Rigs Of The Time
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 27 May 09 - 05:25 AM

Good verses Bill, have you heard Martin Carthy's version ?

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Rigs Of The Time
From: GUEST
Date: 27 May 09 - 06:55 AM

Thanks Dave. The one from the '80s?
I had that in mind when I wrote these - and I did send them to Carth a few weeks ago... Someone else suggested that I make them available in light of Bellowhead's attempt.
Leadfingers - you have the advantage of me - I don't come here much because I never know who I'm talking to... Send me a pm via my site billprince dot co dot uk and say hello!


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Subject: RE: Rigs Of The Time
From: GUEST,SallyM
Date: 29 May 09 - 09:48 AM

And here's my offering having been inspired by Derek's editorial in the latest EDS
^^
And here's to the banker, I must bring him in.
He gambles our pensions yet thinks it no sin
When the money is all gone, he then gets the sack
but takes a huge pay-off and won't give any back.

And here's to our MP, I must bring him in.
Claims he needs a second home yet thinks it no sin.
While we communte daily, he houses his ducks
and gets his moat cleared out...will I think it sucks !

Sal the Gal


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Subject: RE: Rigs Of The Time
From: Charley Noble
Date: 30 May 09 - 09:38 AM

Excellent work!

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Rigs Of The Time
From: johnadams
Date: 30 May 09 - 10:06 AM

Good verses Bill.

It's the mark of a good song when it can be kept relevant over the centuries.

Here's Bellowhead's version from the Jules Holland show via the English Dance and Song web site. I've also put a traditional version up there.


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