Hard Times of Old England

by We Shall Overcome

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***This track is free to download (all support is split between Help Musicians UK and foodbanks across Huddersfield, Hull, Liverpool, Birmingham and London.)***

We Shall Overcome (Johnny Campbell / Carol Hodge / Mikey Kenney / Phil Odgers / Katherine Priddy / Joe Solo / Sean Taylor) aim to raise around £2000 by Christmas for this.

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Lyrics:

Come all of you workers that travel alone,
Pray will you tell me where the work has all gone,
Long time travelling and I can't find none

And it's oh, the hard times of old England
In old England very hard times

From pillar to post, we've been sold we've been had
For shareholder's profits, we should be glad
It's time to get even it's time to get mad

Chorus: And sing the hard times of old England
In old England very hard times

On the side of a bus, if it's to be believed
There's hundreds and thousands kept from you and me
It's stored on an island offshore and tax free

Chorus: And we sing the hard times of old England
In old England very hard times

The devil is vocal, he comes in disguise
With a pint and a fag and a whole host of lies,
Selling sweet stories to capture your mind

Chorus:Still we sing the hard times of old England
In old England very hard times

All the hedgerows me grandfather tended have gone
And with them the lapwing and the curlew's sad song
And I know I'll be following them on before long

Chorus: Singing oh the hard times of old England
In old England very hard times

So now to conclude and to finish this song,
I hope that these hard times they will not last long
So let's kick out the tories and let's right this wrong

Chorus: And sing the good times of old England
In old England very good times

credits

released November 9, 2020
Trad arr. Johnny Campbell

Johnny Campbell: www.johnnycampbell.co.uk

Carol Hodge: www.carolhodge.co.uk

Mikey Kenney: www.mikeykenney.co.uk

Phil 'Swill' Odgers: www.facebook.com/PhilOdgers/

Katherine Priddy: www.katherinepriddy.co.uk

Joe Solo: www.joesolomusic.com

Sean Taylor: www.seantaylorsongs.com

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Johnny Campbell England, UK

From performing across UK, USA, Iceland, Ireland, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Slovakia, Czech, Serbia, Bulgaria and Turkey...Johnny is embarking on a path performing new, old and traditional material from a wide repertoire, mostly original. Including Scottish, Irish folk music, with a punk edge. www.johnnycampbell.co.uk ... more

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