Let’s Lock Ourselves Here For A While

I had the pleasure of singing for Frack Free Lancashire and Reclaim The Power on Friday as part of a Three Acres And A Cow show. During the show, I had an excuse to teach people a song I wrote for Newham Woodcraft Folk group last year called ‘Let’s Lock Ourselves Here For A While‘. Here are the lyrics and a recording I made of it so anyone who wants to learn it can:

 

D G
I’ve a hundred old bike locks and they won’t undo
A D
Any idea who I could give them to?
D G
It’s a nice sunny day in the countryside
A D
Lets lock ourselves here for a while

So sorry Mr Big Truck what is that you say
Something quite cross about us being in your way
The birds are enjoying the day from the trees
Lets lock ourselves here for a while

No we ain’t going nowhere, let’s climb up the trees
Someone must stick up for the birds and the bees
The poor have no lawyers, the trees have no rights
Lets lock ourselves here for a while

Mr blue badge and truncheon is also upset
Doesn’t seem that grace has quite got to him yet
Filmed by a smart phone as he beats up Dave
who locked himself here for a while

They arrested our Caroline it made the lead news
One day the greens will out number the blues
Well in the meantime we’ll do what we must
Lets lock ourselves here for a while

Chorus

Mr suit and tie construction has a seat in the Lords
Our tattered democracy just filed for divorce
One day the people will speak out as one
until then we’ll be locked here a while

Song circle at OpenFest, The Barbican

Rachel Rose Reid and I are hosting a ‘Three Acres And A Cow‘ song and poetry circle in the spoken word yurt at 1.30pm for a hour. Do come and join us.

OpenFest is an all day free festival at the Barbican Centre. More info can be found here – http://www.barbican.org.uk/openfest and https://www.facebook.com/events/287236344999140/

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Metal Harvest festival in Cathedral Square, Peterborough

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In a few weeks time I am performing as part of Metal’s Harvest festival in Cathedral Square, Peterborough backed by Peterborough Take Note choir. The set is going to be John Ball, Three Acres and A Cow followed by Woodman, Spare That Tree.

I’m really looking forward to sharing the arrangements, they sound amazing with forty people singing together. We will be performing on the Sunday lunchtime during the community feast somewhere around the 2pm mark.

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