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Lyr Req: Armstrong's Army (Jez Lowe)

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Subject: Lyr Req: Jez Lowe Armstrong's Army
From: *#1 PEASANT*
Date: 31 Dec 11 - 01:07 PM

Lyrics Please

Jez Lowe

Armstrong's Army

Many Thanks!

from honesty box

Conrad


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jez Lowe Armstrong's Army
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 31 Dec 11 - 01:34 PM

Here

Just type Armstrong into the search

L in C#


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jez Lowe Armstrong's Army
From: *#1 PEASANT*
Date: 31 Dec 11 - 05:44 PM

sorry not there try again


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jez Lowe Armstrong's Army
From: Barb'ry
Date: 31 Dec 11 - 06:02 PM

Yes, they are - just scroll down the list.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jez Lowe Armstrong's Army
From: *#1 PEASANT*
Date: 31 Dec 11 - 07:31 PM

yes on the list but when you click on lyrics it tells you that you cant get them good try


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jez Lowe Armstrong's Army
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 01 Jan 12 - 05:47 AM

I bought lyrics from Jez - not expensive and well presented a search around his sites should throw something up

L in C#


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jez Lowe Armstrong's Army
From: *#1 PEASANT*
Date: 01 Jan 12 - 08:45 PM

I just want to accurately cite a line or two for a book....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jez Lowe Armstrong's Army
From: *#1 PEASANT*
Date: 21 Jan 18 - 02:41 PM

still looking......

cb


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Subject: Lyr Add: ARMSTRONG'S ARMY (Jez Lowe)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 24 Jan 18 - 12:28 AM

Here's what I think I hear, from Spotify:


ARMSTRONG'S ARMY
As recorded by Jez Lowe and the Bad Pennies on "Honesty Box" (2002)

CHORUS: Armstrong's army, won't you march with me,
Into the morning after?
Armstrong's army won't you march with me,
Into the bright new day?

[Repeat chorus]

1. A day for you to walk with the rest of humanity,
Breathe fresh air beneath the big blue sky,
Bring your pride; leave your vanity.
One life beckons as another one dies. CHORUS

2. While you've been sittin' 'round singin',
Let's not think about tomorrow lest we disappointed be.
The whole world's spinnin', picked up and shook about,
And you're spreadin' bread an' butter misery. CHORUS

3. Your workin' life relied on having others to rely upon.
Danger was doubled so your friends held true.
Now they're just shoulders to cry upon.
The bottom of a bottle is a friend to you. CHORUS


[I must admit I don't understand a word of this. Who is/was this Armstrong?]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Armstrong's Army (Jez Lowe)
From: GUEST,Rewster
Date: 24 Jan 18 - 08:31 AM

Tommy Armstrong was the pitman poet, much admired in the North East of England. Check out his work e.g. Trimdon Grange Explosion, Durham Gaol etc.
Jez's song references the first one.


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