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Thread #64796   Message #2541412
Posted By: Joan from Wigan
17-Jan-09 - 12:10 PM
Thread Name: Any songs on The Witchfinder General?
Subject: ADD: Witchfinder General (Shave the Monkey)
Shave the Monkey's myspace site is still there, and includes the track "Witchfinder General" - listen to it here: http://www.myspace.com/shavethemonkey

I have tried to transcribe the words, but as always, there are some I just can't make out. Can anyone fill in the blanks or correct where I've misheard please?

WITCHFINDER GENERAL
(Carolyn Sheppard & Bryan Causton)

We will find you, we'll come searching, innocent or guilty yet
We will ask and you must answer, condemned to die by Pyewackett

Are you listening Matthew Hopkins, are you sleeping sound
Can you hear us scratching from our graves in the ground
We are                         we are weed and west
We are                         and our souls cannot rest

Lizzie Clark was just the start, many more hung by her side
For not bleeding when you pricked us with a knife that cut no hide

Are you listening Matthew Hopkins, are you sleeping sound
Can you hear us scratching from our graves in the ground
We are four hundred strong, we are dead by you
We are lost to the church, to the devil we are due

Torturing the weak and feeble, townsmen paying you in gold
Feeding fever in the fearful, murdering the poor and old

Are you listening Matthew Hopkins, are you sleeping sound
Can you hear us scratching from our graves in the ground
You're the witch finder general, you are bold and strong
You are rich and respected, but of all you are wrong

We will find you, we'll come searching, innocent or guilty yet
We will ask and you must answer, condemned to die by Pyewackett

Are you listening Matthew Hopkins, are you sleeping sound
Can you hear us scratching from our graves in the ground
We are                         we are weed and west
We are                         and our souls cannot rest

Are you listening Matthew Hopkins, are you sleeping sound
Can you hear us scratching from our graves in the ground
You're the witch finder general, you are bold and strong
You are rich and respected, but of all you are wrong