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Dick Gaughan “World Turned Upside Down”


In 1649
To St. George's Hill,
A ragged band they called the Diggers
Came to show the people's will
They defied the landlords
They defied the laws
They were the dispossessed reclaiming what was theirs


We come in peace they said
To dig and sow
We come to work the lands in common
And to make the waste land grow
This earth divided
We will make whole
So it will be
A common treasury for all

The sin of property
We do disdain
No man has any right to buy and sell
The earth for private gain
By theft and murder
They took the land
Now everywhere the walls
Rise up at their command

They make the laws
To chain us well
The clergy dazzle us with heaven
Or they damn us into hell
We will not worship
The God they serve
The God of greed who feed the rich
While poor man starve

We work we eat together
We need no swords
We will not bow to masters
Or pay rent to the lords
We are free men
Though we are poor
You Diggers all stand up for glory
Stand up now

From the men of property
The orders came
They sent the hired men and troopers
To wipe out the Diggers' claim
Tear down their cottages
Destroy their corn
They were dispersed
Only the vision lingers on

You poor take courage
You rich take care
The earth was made a common treasury
For everyone to share
All things in common
All people one
We come in peace
The orders came to cut them down
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Dick Gaughan “Workers’ Song”


Come all of you workers who toil night and day
By hand and by brain to earn your pay
Who for centuries long past for no more than your bread
Have bled for your countries and counted your dead In the factories and mills, in the shipyards and mines
We've often been told to keep up with the times
For our skills are not needed, they've streamlined the job
And with sliderule and stopwatch our pride they have robbed But when the sky darkens and the prospect is war
Who's given a gun and then pushed to the fore
And expected to die for the land of our birth
When we've never owned one handful of earth? We're the first ones to starve the first ones to die
The first ones in line for that pie-in-the-sky
And always the last when the cream is shared out
For the worker is working when the fat cat's about All of these things the worker has done
From tilling the fields to carrying the gun
We've been yoked to the plough since time first began
And always expected to carry the can

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On 11/21/2020 at 11:51 AM, Basket Case said:

And. 

I presumed this would already be here but... No  😮 

 

FUCK THE FRAUD !!!!!  😍 

 

  

 

 Non age restricted Bitchute version;

 

https://www.bitchute.com/video/zvnGErwiNrb8/ 

 

 

 

Fuck the Fraud is still my favourite.. 

Sounds so like Rage Against the Machine IMO. 

Here's another song by the same band - FireHead 

 

This BitChute video has great footage with the song:

 

CASTLE AND CROOKS - MUSIC VIDEO

https://www.bitchute.com/video/moH7VBBaz8Mw/ 

 

If you want to be lazy then there's a Yewtube version - audio only to get past the censorship. 

 

 

BC 

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