(:redirect quiet=1:) %abc-2.1 stretchlast X:1 T:Goodbye to the 30-Foot Trailer Z:Webmaster C:Ewan MacColl (1964) O:From the radio ballad "The Travelling People" M:6/8 L:1/8 K:A P:verse E| CB,C A,CD| EAG E2 D| w:The old ways are chang-ing, you cann-ot de-ny, The CB,C A,CE| A3 E2 E| w:day of the tra-veller is ov-er; There's ABc BAG| AGE DCD| w:no-where to go and there's no-here to bide, So fare- EAG ECA,| D3 C2 C| w:well to the life of the ro-ver. Fare P:chorus EAA ABc| dcd BcB| w:well to the tent and the old ca-ra-van, To the AGE DCD| EAG ECD| w:tin-ker, the Gyp-sy, the trav-elling man. And fare- EAG ECA,| D3 C2|| w:well to the thir-ty-foot trai-ler. % W: W:1 W:The old ways are changing, you cannot deny, W:The day of the traveller is over; W:There's nowhere to go and there's nowhere to bide, W:So farewell to the life of the rover. W: W:chorus W:Farewell to the tent and the old caravan, W:To the tinker, the Gypsy, the travelling man W:And farewell to the thirty-foot trailer. W: W:2 W:Farewell to the cant and the travelling tongue, W:Farewell to the Romany talking, W:The buying and selling, the old fortune telling, W:The knock on the door and the hawking. W: W:3 W:You've got to move fast to keep up with the times W:For these days a man cannot dander; W:It's a bylaw to say you must be on your way W:And another to say you can't wander. W: W:4 W:Farewell to the besoms of heather and broom, W:Farewell to the creel and the basket, W:For the folks of today they would far sooner pay W:For a thing that's been made out of plastic. W: W:5 W:Farewell to the pony, the cob, and the mare W:Where the reins and the harness are idle; W:You don't need a strap when you're breaking up scrap W:So farewell to the bit and the bridle. W: W:6 W:Farewell to the fields where we've sweated and toiled W:At pulling and shoving and lifting, W:They'll soon have machines and the travelling queens W:And their menfolk had better be shifting. % % % % % % % % %]


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