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Between the Wars

  1. John Holden profile image60
    John Holdenposted 5 years ago


    I was a miner
    I was a docker
    I was a railway man
    Between the wars
    I raised a family
    In times of austerity
    With sweat at the foundry
    Between the wars

    I paid the union and as times got harder
    I looked to the government to help the working man
    And they brought prosperity down at the armoury
    "We're arming for peace me boys"
    Between the wars

    I kept the faith and I kept voting
    Not for the iron fist but for the helping hand
    For theirs is a land with a wall around it
    And mine is a faith in my fellow man
    Theirs is a land of hope and glory
    Mine is the green field and the factory floor
    Theirs are the skies all dark with bombers
    And mine is the peace we knew
    Between the wars

    Call up the craftsmen
    Bring me the draughtsmen
    Build me a path from cradle to grave
    And I'll give my consent
    To any government
    That does not deny a man a living wage

    Go find the young men never to fight again
    Bring up the banners from the days gone by
    Sweet moderation
    Heart of this nation
    Desert us not, we are
    Between the wars

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      Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Compelling song.

      1. John Holden profile image60
        John Holdenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Tis rather, isn't it.

  2. dutchman1951 profile image59
    dutchman1951posted 5 years ago

    well done, excelent work