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Tinker tailor soldier sailor

GUEST,CF 11 Sep 10 - 05:09 PM
Arthur_itus 11 Sep 10 - 06:06 PM
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Arthur_itus 12 Sep 10 - 04:49 AM
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Subject: Tinker tailor soldier sailor
From: GUEST,CF
Date: 11 Sep 10 - 05:09 PM

Heard a song the other day when in Suffolk - it was a variation on the Tinker Tailor soldier sailor rhyme and told of a time when the speaker/ singer was all these things - so the lyrics might have been something like, for example 'when i was your soldier... I fought your wars'. Melody line would be useful too.


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Subject: RE: Tinker tailor soldier sailor
From: Arthur_itus
Date: 11 Sep 10 - 06:06 PM

Sounds like the song written and recorded by Dave Evardson. Also recorded by John Conolly.

Camping Nights and Roving Days

Tinker for your pots and kettes
Tailor for your finery
Soldier when I fought your battles
Sailor when I fished your sea
Rich man when you paid good money
Poor man when you passed me by
Beggar when my bairns went ragged
Thief when hunger made them cry

I'm the sun of no one special
Keep on moving is my name
Some place else is where i'm going
Disposessions whence I came
Settled people hold the powers
Make the laws to move me on
Buy my goods and use my labour
Come tomorrow i'll be gone

Tinker for your pots and kettes
Tailor for your finery
Soldier when I fought your battles
Sailor when I fished your sea
Rich man when you paid good money
Poor man when you passed me by
Beggar when my bairns went ragged
Thief when hunger made them cry

Weve been on the road for too long
Camping nights and roving days
Settled folk are wary of us
Strange to you our words and ways
Hard for us to keep on travelling
Harder still to settle down
Never hear a word of welcome
Were not wanted in your town

Tinker for your pots and kettes
Tailor for your finery
Soldier when I fought your battles
Sailor when I fished your sea

Rich man when you paid good money
Poor man when you passed me by
Beggar when my bairns went ragged
Thief when hunger made them cry


I have just typed that down listening to John Conolly's version. So it may differ slightly to the original by Dave Evardson.

The song is about a powerful plea on behalf of refugees, migrants and "travelling people" the world over.

I just love this song.

http://www.evardsongs.com/

Blimey, I hope It's the one you meant


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Subject: RE: Tinker tailor soldier sailor
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Sep 10 - 04:21 AM

THANK YOU - it is!!!


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Subject: RE: Tinker tailor soldier sailor
From: Arthur_itus
Date: 12 Sep 10 - 04:49 AM

No problem Guest CF. Glad I could help.


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Subject: RE: Tinker tailor soldier sailor
From: Arthur_itus
Date: 12 Sep 10 - 05:51 AM

Just had a re-look at what I posted and made a few corrections.

Tinker for your pots and kettles
Tailor for your finery
Soldier when I fought your battles
Sailor when I fished your sea
Rich man when you paid good money
Poor man when you passed me by
Beggar when my bairns went ragged
Thief when hunger made them cry

I'm the son of no one special
Keep on moving is my name
Some place else is where I'm going
Dispossessions whence I came
Settled people hold the powers
Make the laws to move me on
Buy my goods and use my labour
Come tomorrow I'll be gone

Tinker for your pots and kettles
Tailor for your finery
Soldier when I fought your battles
Sailor when I fished your sea
Rich man when you paid good money
Poor man when you passed me by
Beggar when my bairns went ragged
Thief when hunger made them cry

We've been on the road for too long
Camping nights and roving days
Settled folk are wary of us
Strange to you our words and ways
Hard for us to keep on travelling
Harder still to settle down
Never hear a word of welcome
We're not wanted in your town

Tinker for your pots and kettles
Tailor for your finery
Soldier when I fought your battles
Sailor when I fished your sea

Rich man when you paid good money
Poor man when you passed me by
Beggar when my bairns went ragged
Thief when hunger made them cry


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Subject: RE: Tinker tailor soldier sailor
From: GUEST,skribla
Date: 13 Sep 10 - 11:02 AM

Hia All

Have it on good authority from author that the posted lyrics are accurate.

Original recorded version available through website:

www.evardsongs.com

CD "A Ramble On The Viking Way"
Song "Camping Nights & Roving Days"

Please note Dave & Julie are going to Cyprus for 3 weeks from 19th Sept

Shay Black (Mary's brother) once showed an interest in the song but nothing came of it. Would be nice if other singers wanted to sing it.

Grimsby's Mark Campbell & Paul Bellamy also did a nice version (not recorded), but they don't perform together now.


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