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Thread #147120   Message #3408428
Posted By: Dave MacKenzie
21-Sep-12 - 05:40 PM
Thread Name: Req. Songs about Buses
Subject: Lyr Add: EDINBURGH BUS STRIKE BLUES
"A Transport of Delight"! I remember it when it was general.

Here's "Edinburgh Bus Strike Blues"

They got a bus strike down in Edinburgh, you know the buses they ain't runnin' no more,
Yeah, they got a bus strike down in Edinburgh, the buses they ain't runnin' no more,
So many people had to walk, never walked in their lives before.

I wanted to get a taxi, This is what the man say
You know you can't get a taxi, boy, 'Cos they all hired out today
'Cos they got a bus strike down in Edinburgh, an' the buses they ain't runnin' no more,
So many people got to walk, never walked in their lives before.

I wanted to get an SMT, I had to walk to the outskirts of town
'Cos if you try an' get one in the middle of town They just turn you down
'Cos they got a bus strike down in Edinburgh, an' buses they ain't runnin' no more,
So many people got to walk, never walked in their lives before.

Edinburgh Corporation done closed down all the trams An' the suburban trains been closed down too
So if the buses ain't runnin' What am I gonna do
When they got another bus strike down in Edinburgh, an' the buses they ain't runnin' no more,
So many people gonna have to walk, never walked in their lives before.

You know you can't go by bus An' you can't go by train;
You just got to walk out throughout the drivin' snow An' out through the pourin' rain;
You know that was an awful strike When the buses ain't runnin' no more
When they used to run about through all the streets An' take you anywhere you wanna go
But they got a bus strike down in Edinburgh, you know the buses they ain't runnin' no more,
So many people gotta walk, never walked in their lives before.