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gather the children

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Story

campbell river march 1974

on tour with perth county

and momentarily transported to a different time

 

Lyrics

the man came this morning

with his papers in his hand

speaking words from the city

i don’t quite understand

he said you got no right to be here

this ain’t your land

you better pack up

and move on while you can

 

so gather the children and load up the wagon

i’m too weary to fight and my spirit’s a-sagging

gather the children and load up the wagon

i’m too weary to fight and my spirit

it’s a-sagging

 

sarah, sweet sarah

my heart’s all in pieces

there’s fear in the valley

there’s hate in the hills

i built this damn homestead

with the sweat of my brow

now they want it

and they’re ready to kill me

 

so gather the children.....

 

big money means guns

and they want the coal from the hills

and i stood by old adrian’s grave

i’m sick to death of this killing

i want my peace of mind

luke was telling me

there’s free land on the prairie

 

so gather the children.....