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Thread #64796   Message #2545575
Posted By: Joan from Wigan
21-Jan-09 - 07:48 PM
Thread Name: Any songs on The Witchfinder General?
Subject: Lyr Add: Witchfinder General (Paul Roland)
Guest Dave, thanks for the pointer to Paul Roland, he has some interesting titles in his discography. Can't find his "Witchfinder General" song on youtube, but there is a soundclip of it at: http://bitmunk.com/media/6457846
He has a myspace site with other interesting tracks at: http://www.myspace.com/paulrolandmusic

WITCHFINDER GENERAL
(Paul Roland)

Where the plague has scourged no crops will grow,
Even ravens feed from the gallows pole,
A fallow land bled by civil war,
Where all are prey to the inquisitor.

He comes to carve to cure the beast,
With the burning zeal of a perverted priest,
His pageant like a funeral cortege,
Heralding a grim and new dark age.

From the churchyard to the village square,
Where the priest intones a mocking prayer,
Innocents are dragged screaming through the streets,
To teed the flames and Puritan conceit.