Hard Times of Old England Lyrics

Steeleye Span

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publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing, Roba Music, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Tim Hart, Robert Johnson, Rick Kemp, Peter Knight, Nigel Pegrum, Maddy Prior
album: Track 2 in album All Around My Hat
release date: 1975-10
popularity : 8 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Prog Rock
length: 5:14

Album Information

label: Chrysalis
country(area): United Kingdom
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Steeleye Span All Around My Hat cover art

Lyrics

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Come all brother tradesment that travel along
O pray, come and tell me where the trade is all gone
Long time have I travelled, and I cannot find none
Chorus
And sing all the hard times of old England
In old England, very hard times
Provisions you buy at the shop, it is true
But if you've no money, there's none there for you
So what's a poor man and his family to do?
Chorus
You must go to the shop and you'll ask for a job
They'll answer you there with a shake and a nod
And that's enough to make a man turn out and rob
Chorus
You will see the poor tradesmen a-walkin's the street

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Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Black Jack Davy
  • 2 Hard Times of Old England
  • 3 Cadgwith Anthem
  • 4 Sum Waves (tunes)
  • 5 The Wife of Ushers Well
  • 6 Gamble Gold (Robin Hood)
  • 7 All Around My Hat
  • 8 Dance With Me
  • 9 Bachelors Hall