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Blood Brother

  • Tom Robinson

Ben was born in Lincoln County and he grew up in the Fens
Teased and bullied by his brothers in a family of ten
Sociable and easygoing, helping out around the home
While his inner life ticked on like an unexploded bomb
Waiting for his moment

Going shopping with his mother like a whippet on a leash
Always straining at the traces, out of sight and out of reach
And when the house was empty he would work out on his own
Disappearing on his bike in the middle of the night
And stealing from the kitchen

Open your eyes, open your eyes
Open your eyes - here I am
I'm your blood brother

Well he saved up his allowance and he studied like a slave
Worked his passage to Australia, trying to make his getaway
I was single when I met him, he was bitter and nineteen
But he so reminded me of someone I used to be
A long time ago

Well the years have been and vanished, I have lost a lot of friends
I do twenty at the pool, take the kids to school
Now the party's had to end, but at a benefit last Sunday
We met again as if by fate, I hardly recognised Ben
When he grabbed me again and whispered in my ear

Open your eyes, open your eyes
Open your eyes - here I am
I'm your blood brother

As sung by Roy Bailey

Susannes Folksong-Notizen

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