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posted 14 June 2002 10:15 AM      Profile for lagatta     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I've been trying to locate the lyrics and origin (Joe Hill? Another Wobblie?) of this song and can't seem to find it on the web. Perhaps I've got the title slightly wrong (I've tried "amid" and "amidst")... I'm sure some Babbler knows!
From: Se non ora, quando? | Registered: Apr 2002  |  IP: Logged
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posted 14 June 2002 12:23 PM      Profile for clersal     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I have been looking too. Could it have been, The banks are made of Marble? That one is by Pete Seeger.
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posted 14 June 2002 02:17 PM      Profile for rici     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
This isn't what you were looking for but it came up on a search and I thought it was cool:

Why unite to banish care?
by Robert Tannahill

Why unite to banish Care?
Let him come our joys to share;
Doubly blest our cup shall flow,
When it soothes a brothers woe;
'Twas for this the pow'rs divine
Crown'd our board with generous wine.

Far be hence the sordid elf
Who'd claim enjoyment for himself;
Come, the hardy seaman, lame,
The gallant soldier, robb'd of fame;
Welcome all who bear the woes
Of various kind that merit knows.

Patriot heroes, doom'd to sigh,
Idle 'neath corruption's eye;
Honest tradesmen, credit-worn,
Pining under fortune's scorn;
Wanting wealth, or lacking fame,
Welcome all that worth can claim.

Come, the hoary-headed sage,
Suff'ring more from want than age;
Come, the proud, though needy band,
Starving 'midst a world's regard:
Welcome, welcome, one and all
That feel on this unfeeling ball.

[ June 14, 2002: Message edited by: Rici Lake ]

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