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Edain Lyr Req: Over the Lancashire Hills (Stuart Marson) (8) Lyr Add: OVER THE LANCASHIRE HILLS (Bandersnatch ) 16 Aug 06

I've got it on two albums, one by Pat Ryan and one by Bandersnatch. Having found it first I've transcribed whats below from the Bandersnatch one, although from memory they're the same, with only maybe one or two words different.

As recorded by Bandersnatch on "Round and Round" (2006)

November cold wind in the rain
Post Office workers complain
Damp crowded busses go silently by
Homeward their journey again
And at each stop, old friends say farewelll
And leave for the streets where they dwell
Up on the top deck, somebody sings
With thoughts, far away from this place
To the halls that the great singers grace

CHORUS: And those who were moved by the song
Will carry, their memories long
As each new dawn, the melody runs
Over the Lancashire hills

Benches and bare wooden floors
Church halls with rattling doors
From the backwater streets of a gray northern town
Come echoes of distant applause
Then a newspaper falls in the hall
Lying unread by the wall
It carries five lines, of a critical kind
It wouldn't detain you too long
They even spelt her name wrong

CHORUS: And those...

December the night clouds come
The day's work is over and done
It's late afternoon and it's cold by five
Rain on the bus window runs
And it's home in the evening gloom
A fire burns in the front room
The music lies open, the metronome stands
Window frames shake in the gust
Piano keys gathering dust

CHORUS: And those...

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