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(When We go) Rolling Home

  • (John Tams)

    Chorus:
    Rolling home, when we go rolling home
    When we go rolling, rolling
    When we go rolling home

    Round goes the wheel of fortune, don't be afraid to ride
    There's a land of milk and honey waits on the other side
    There'll be peace and there'll be plenty, you'll never need to roam
    When we go rolling home, when we go rolling home

    The gentry in their fine array, they prosper night and morn
    While we unto the fields must go to plough and sow the corn
    The rich they steal the power, but the glory's ours alone
    When we go rolling home, when we go rolling home

    The frost is on the hedgerow, the icy winds do blow
    While we poor weary labourers strive through the driving snow
    Our dreams fly up to glory of where the lark has flown
    When we go rolling home, when we go rolling home

    The summer of resentment, the winter of despair
    The journey to contentment is set with trap and snare
    Stand to and stand together, your labours yours alone
    When we go rolling home, when we go rolling home

    Pass the bottle round and let the toast go free
    Here's a health to every labourer wherever they may be
    Fair wages are now or never, let's reap what we have sown
    When we go rolling home, when we go rolling home

    (as sung by Roy Bailey)

Susannes Folksong-Notizen

  • [1992:] Recorded by Ray Williams live at the White Horse Folk Club, Beverley in June 1991. I am joined by John Kirkpatrick and a somewhat enthusiastic audience! (Notes Roy Bailey, 'What You Do With What You've Got')

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