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Thread #68960   Message #3699703
Posted By: Joe Offer
05-Apr-15 - 03:11 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Rolling Home (not all at sea!)(Tams)
Subject: ADD Rolling Home(Tams)-author's version
Here's my transcription of the YOuTube Video. But he omits the two verses in italics.
Wouldn't somebody like to send me an MP3 of a studio recording by Tams of this song?

(John Tams)

Round goes the wheel of fortune, don't be 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 home

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 finery 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 they may be
Fair wages now & ever, let's reap what we have sown…

John Tams