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Lyr Req: Roundabouts and Swings-Prague Spring

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FAIR MAID WALKING


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Subject: Lyr Req: Roundabouts and Swings
From: GUEST,Oldnew
Date: 09 Jan 21 - 04:11 AM

Anyone know the lyrics for the song about the Prague Spring?

Think it was recorded by Roy Bailey.

Snippets remembered:

Prague was full of Russian tanks...

Surprise, surprise, old Stalin dies and somehow it's still the flowers make the spring...

You have to know the difference between the roundabouts and swings...

No matter what the distance winter turns to spring...


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Subject: ADD: Winter Turns to Spring (Roy Bailey)
From: cnd
Date: 09 Jan 21 - 10:47 PM

This appears to be correct: Winter Turns To Spring by Roy Bailey.

From https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/roy-bailey/winter-turns-to-spring-chords-3400742

WINTER TURNS TO SPRING
(Roy Bailey)

I knew a man who nothing could dismay
Or take away his dignity
A man who knew, what two and two made and how
Many flowers make the spring

Saw spring crushed in 1939
Beneath the wheels of Germany
He walked through all the fallen cities somehow
Like a seed towards the spring

Returning home in 1945
Prague was full of Russian tanks
And it was law, two twos are four only now
Joseph Stalin makes the spring

[Chorus]

You have to know the difference
Between the roundabouts and swings
No matter what the distance
Winter turns to spring

Sentenced to death in 1954
Too much of a socialist
Surprise surprise, old Stalin dies and somehow
It's still flowers make the spring

So through the cold war he studied Kafka
And learned like Galileo
To tell as much truth as the times allow
While planting seeds towards the spring

[Chorus]

So when it came in 1968
Wenceslas was glorious
But in the summer, the Russian armour came
To save the people from their spring

I asked him then, in his last exile
How come you're still a socialist?
He said ask me instead what two and two make and how
Many flowers make the spring

[Chorus]

From Prague to Santiago, Belfast to Beijing
Underground but undefeated
Winter turns
Winter turns
Winter turns
Winter turns to spring
x2


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VwFewHyzj4


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Roundabouts and Swings-Prague Spring
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 Jan 21 - 10:59 PM

Oh, my, what a powerful song!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Roundabouts and Swings-Prague Spring
From: GUEST,Oldnew
Date: 10 Jan 21 - 11:38 AM

Fascists and commies and tanks oh my


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