It's good for the soul

 

Folk ballads, sea shanties, comic songs - you just have to join in!

 

 

Here's a download of me recording a song with Bill "Pass the Hat" Taylor on guitar and backing:

The Nightingale


And here's one in my own write, still valid over two years since I first wrote it: 

THE BREXIT EXPRESS


Chuff chuff natter natter

Chuff chuff natter natter

Chuff chuff natter natter

Chuff chuff natter natter

 

This British train is full to the brim, they’re standing in the aisles

Someone’s locked in the lavatory, I hope they’re getting piles

Very selfishly sitting there, while we suffer for miles and miles

Chuffing on down on the rolling rails to Brexit

 

Chuff chuff natter natter etc.

 

“Would the train manager contact the driver” – encouraging as you’ll agree!

“There’s a fault with the carriage door bolt - but it’s not an emergency” (!)

“There’s been an engineering shortfall” – too right, cos I just need a pee

We’re pulling all the chains on the rolling rails to Brexit

 

Chuff chuff natter natter etc.

 

Expensive plans for the HS2, fast trains up to the north

Bringing in European business men, just half an hour quicker, that’s all

It’s a sop for fading politicians – HRT for blokes I’m sure

Building costly trains for the rolling rails to Brexit

 

Chuff chuff natter natter etc.

 

It was said of Mussolini how he made the trains run on time

I believe he was a European – and the Romans made the roads so fine

But we don’t need other people’s help thank you, we can organise our own decline

Veni, vidi – Oops! – being conquered now by Brexit

 

Chuff chuff natter natter etc.

 

In the American West the Indian tribes all feared the Iron Horse

On the rails across the prairie, lots of noise and smoke of course

Well Bury My Scarf at Wounded Knee, cos we’re all on a train that’s lost

Lots of battle cries but weary sighs for Brexit

 

Chuff chuff natter natter etc.

 

What do we know about the future, is there anything we’d like to say?

We’ve thrown several people off the train, but we find to our dismay

No leaders left in the driving seat, so all we can do is pray

Sliding out of control on the rolling rails to Brexit

 

There’s a gap between the platforms, you can’t get off, it’s Brexit

 

No more referendums, “You want best of three?”, it’s Brexit

 

Our ship may come in, but the train’s going out to Brexit

 

How to end this song, it’s being going bloody long, to Brexit

 

Have we got the point, can I leave this joint for Brexit

 

I can go on all night, but I’m going to the bar – SCARF EXIT!

 

All change!

 

Andy Scarf 10.3.17

 

And there's more!  Keep singing!