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Posted By: Joe Offer
27-Mar-15 - 10:12 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Rolling Home (not all at sea!)(Tams)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rolling Home (not all at sea!)(Tams)
This is the version I plan to submit to the Rise Again Songbook. Any corrections?


Rolling Home
(John Tams)


Round goes the wheel of fortune, be not afraid to ride
There's a land of milk & honey waits on the other side
There'll be peace & there'll be plenty, you'll never need to roam / When we go rolling home, when we go rolling...

Rolling home, when we go rolling home, when we go
Rolling, rolling, when we go...
D - A D / G D - A /   / 1st // D - G A / D G DA D

The gentry in their fine array do prosper night & morn
While we unto the fields must go to plough & sow their corn
The rich may steal the power but the glory is our own
When we go…

The summer of resentment, the winter of despair
The journey to contentment is set with trap & snare
Stand true & stand together, your labour is your own...

The frost is on the hedgerow, the icy winds do blow
While we poor weary labourers strive thru the sleet & snow
Our hopes fly up to glory up where the larks do go...

So pass the bottle round & let the toast go free
Here's a health to every labourer wherever he may be
Fair wages now & ever, let's reap what we have sown…

John Tams

From Dave Auld Work & Leisure. On Beggars Velvet (self-titled).

I'm basing this on the Beggars Velvet recording and on this Dave Auld, Tina-John Tams recording. So, is that John Tams singing with Tina, or is Tina's name Tina-John Tams? Who's Tina? I found it on another page - the other singer is Tina Auld, and John Tams is mentioned only as writer. -Joe-