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Lyr Add: Wheel of Fortune/Rolling Home (Tams)

07 Jun 99 - 04:22 PM (#84668)
Subject: Lyr Add: ROLLING HOME (John Tams)
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)

Thanks to Dai and Liz I am pleased to contribute a great song by John Tams:

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

ch: Rolling home, when we go rolling home,
when we go rolling, rolling,
when we go rolling home.

The gentry in their finery do prosper night and morn,
While we unto the fields must go, to plough and sow the corn.
The rich may steal the power, but the glory's ours alone,
When we go rolling home, when we go rolling home.
Chorus

The frost is on the hedgerow, the icy winds do blow,
While we poor weary labourers strive through the driving snow
Their dreams fly up to glory, up where the lark has flown
When we go rolling home, when we go rolling home. Chorus

The summer of resentment, the winter of despair,
The journey to contentment is set with trap and snare
Stand to and stand together, your labour's yours alone
When you go rolling home, when you go rolling home. Chorus

So pass the bottle round, and let the toast go free,
here's a health to every labourer, wherever he may be.
Fair wages now and ever, we'll reap what we have sown,
When we go rolling home, when we go rolling home.

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07 Jun 99 - 06:55 PM (#84717)
Subject: RE: LYR ADD: Wheel of Fortune
From: Susanne (skw)

Thank you! I've been looking for those words. There's a great live recording on one of Roy Bailey's CDs, but I had trouble making out the exact words. Now I'll be able to sing along 'properly'. - Susanne


08 Jun 99 - 03:35 AM (#84856)
Subject: RE: LYR ADD: Wheel of Fortune
From: The_one_and_only_Dai

Oops - title should be 'Rolling Home'


16 Mar 01 - 06:22 PM (#419475)
Subject: RE: LYR ADD: Wheel of Fortune
From: GUEST,Glen in Gloucestershire

Hello there fellow mudcatters!

I've been singing Rolling Home for ages - a truly great song, brilliant for ending a session with.

But do you know the words as written by "The Kipper Family" titled Rolling Drunk. A parody of the original but still worth singing. Any Ideas?

Cheers, Glen.


19 Apr 04 - 05:14 PM (#1165605)
Subject: RE: LYR ADD: Wheel of Fortune (Tams)
From: MoorleyMan

Yes, Guest Glen - they're printed in Sid Kipper's book (co-written with Chris Sugden) - The Ballad Of Sid Kipper - available from Sid himself and a snip at 7.95! As well as the words, Sid's tune is somewhat interesting too..... careful when you learn it!


20 Apr 04 - 05:38 PM (#1166504)
Subject: RE: LYR ADD: Wheel of Fortune (Tams)
From: black walnut

We do this one quite often in our Toronto song circle. Love it.

~b.w.


20 Apr 04 - 05:48 PM (#1166515)
Subject: RE: LYR ADD: Wheel of Fortune (Tams)
From: Folkiedave

Sheffield City Mois usually finish trips with this.

It has brought tears to the eye in most western European countries and parts of the Lake District as well.

It was actually written (according to Roy Bailey) for a play at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.

Regards,

Dave
www.collectorsfolk.co.uk


22 Apr 04 - 10:37 PM (#1168557)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Wheel of Fortune/Rolling Home (Tams)
From: Jim Dixon

ROLLING HOME, performed by John Tams, appears on the Original Soundtrack album "The Raggedy Rawney," Silva Screen CD 33, 1988.


23 Apr 04 - 08:08 AM (#1168875)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Wheel of Fortune/Rolling Home (Tams)
From: Snuffy

See also Les Barker's view - people have trouble with the chorus, though!


19 Mar 16 - 08:43 PM (#3779900)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Wheel of Fortune/Rolling Home (Tams)
From: toadfrog

Thanks!