Mudcat Café message #163999 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #8258   Message #163999
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
16-Jan-00 - 07:47 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: When We Go Rolling Home (Tams)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add:When We Go Rolling Home
Lovely song - just back from the Half Moon session in Bishop's Stortford (Herts Essex border) where we ended the evening with it. But I always feel the fourth verse should go:

The frost is on the hedgerow
The icy winds do blow
While we poor weary laborers
Strive through the sleet and snow;
Our hopes fly up to glory
Our feet remain below
When we go rolling home(2X)

And I don't know if that's just my earthbound nature amending it, or if I heard someone sing it that way once.

Anyway, I post it here as a variant. (I know Roy Bailey sings it with the larks. One of his tricks is to get the crowd singing it, then nip out and come into the back of the hall to see how it's still going, and join in.)