Songbook: Folk Songs

Song by Ewan MacColl

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The Manchester Rambler


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K:C W:1 W:I've been over Snowdon, I've slept upon Crowdon W:I've camped by the Waynestones as well W:I've sunbathed on Kinder, been burned to a cinder W:And many more things I can tell W:My rucksack has oft been me pillow W:The heather has oft been me bed W:And sooner than part from the mountains W:I think I would rather be dead W: W:ch W:I'm a rambler, I'm a rambler from Manchester way W:I get all me pleasure the hard moorland way W:I may be a wage-slave on Monday W:But I am a free man on Sunday W: W:2 W:The day was just ending and I was descending W:Down Grinesbrook just by Upper Tor W:When a voice cried "Hey you" in the way keepers do W:He'd the worst face that ever I saw W:The things that he said were unpleasant W:In the teeth of his fury I said W:"Sooner than part from the mountains W:I think I would rather be dead" W: W:3 W:He called me a louse and said "Think of the grouse" W:Well i thought, but I still couldn't see W:Why all Kinder Scout and the moors roundabout W:Couldn't take both the poor grouse and me W:He said "All this land is my master's" W:At that I stood shaking my head W:No man has the right to own mountains W:Any more than the deep ocean bed W: W:4 W:I once loved a maid, a spot welder by trade W:She was fair as the Rowan in bloom W:And the bloom of her eye watched the blue Moreland sky W:I wooed her from April to June W:On the day that we should have been married W:I went for a ramble instead W:For sooner than part from the mountains W:I think I would rather be dead W: W:5 W:So I'll walk where I will over mountain and hill W:And I'll lie where the bracken is deep W:I belong to the mountains, the clear running fountains W:Where the grey rocks lie ragged and steep W:I've seen the white hare in the gullys W:And the curlew fly high overhead W:And sooner than part from the mountains W:I think I would rather be dead. % % % % % % % %]

						
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Songbook: Folk Songs

Song by Ewan MacColl

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