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Strikers Line



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In the 1960s and 70s I grew to love British and Celtic music, both traditional as well as the working people's songs of Ewan McColl, Lew Killan and others. This was a song that I wrote around that time reflecting that.
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Uploaded: Jan 25, 2008 - 10:14:25 PM
Last Updated: Jan 25, 2008 - 10:14:25 PM Last Played: Feb 14, 2018 - 03:39:40 AM
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MAC, Yamaha keyboard, original vocal on reel2reel
paularenson said 3825 days ago (January 25th, 2008)
I forgot to add them:

When I was just a lad and a little bitty lad
I heard the elders talking-o
About the coppers and the bosses and how they break the backs
Of all the working people-o

Three died in the mines and the waiting widows wept
And the miners rallied in the union hall
Then they marched up the cobblestone streets with the dead
And the black mariahs waiting round the bend

"Go back to work you bloody dogs
Or we will have your skins you know"
But the men cried "Never!" and the truncheon crack hard
On the skull of every worker-o

It's work for your supper and work for your bed
And work till your eyes are bloody red
Eight weary days of working and a rotten piece of bread
And you'll sure as hell be working till the day that you're dead.

Check out my latest song called Kate's song
paularenson said 3802 days ago (February 17th, 2008)
Hi Everyone
I love topical music as much as I do traditional music, and I have
just found a wonderful song-craftsman over on CD Baby.

His name is Paul Kaplan.
I don't know why I didn't find him before. He does both topical
and Celtic songs, on different albums.


I thought it would be lovely to sing harmony on some of his songs, so I
invited him over to MACJAMS!

Check out my latest song called Kate's song
Feter said 3825 days ago (January 25th, 2008)
Strikers Line
wish someone form our celtic jammers will adpeted to
this gorgious song ...I m enjoyin these songs so very
much !!!
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ceilidh said 3815 days ago (February 5th, 2008)
powerful song with fantastic energy and shocking lyrics. the life can be sometimes really a bitch.
a brilliant tune paul with fantastic vocals!!!
well done!!
Check out my latest song called Gartan Mother's Lullaby
said 3812 days ago (February 8th, 2008)
Strikers Line

this was really heart breaking reminds me of the book and film Angela's Ashes. Loved the way you sang and
your vocals were really nice and the way you sang with real feelings. Lyrics are really sad and that was
conveyed in your singing.And you'll sure as hell be working till the day that you're dead.

radiorebelde said 3631 days ago (August 7th, 2008)
fighting the good fight!
Brilliant tune. Coming from a family of working class immigrants mainly from Britain and Ireland, this really speaks to what feels like a personal history that I share with the descendants of people who stood on the picket lines and who fought back against greed of both the boss and empire. There's a whole new fight going on today, and we could all learn from this fine tradition! Thanks for sharing! This is fantastic!
Check out my latest song called Outlaw Junkie Loner Blues
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Name: Paul Arenson
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I have been writing and singing since the age of 14. A red diaper baby born in 1952, I have lived in Tokyo 1979, teaching alternative media and English at several universities. I am involved in peace and social justice activities, which includes mai... [see more]

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Celtic music is a broad grouping of musical genres that evolved out of the folk musical traditions of the Celtic peoples of Western Europe. The term Celtic music may refer to both orally-transmitted traditional music and recorded popular music with o

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