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  • "banks of marble" -fulkinetic 2012

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    An old American song, very popular in Ireland in the early 70's. The song was written by Les Rice, a farmer from New York State. He wrote it in about 1950. His neighbour Pete Seeger recorded it and made it famous. banks of marble fulkinetic

    I've traveled round this country
    From shore to shining shore
    It really made me wonder
    The things I heard and saw.

    I saw the weary farmer
    Plowing sod and loam
    l heard the auction hammer
    A knocking down his home

    But the banks are made of marble
    With a guard at every door
    And the vaults are stuffed with silver
    That the farmer sweated for

    l saw the seaman standing
    Idly by the shore
    l heard the bosses saying
    Got no work for you no more

    But the banks are made of marble
    With a guard at every door
    And the vaults are stuffed with silver
    That the seaman sweated for

    I saw the weary miner
    Scrubbing coal dust from his back
    I heard his children cryin
    Got no coal to heat the shack

    But the banks are made of marble
    With a guard at every door
    And the vaults are stuffed with silver
    That the miner sweated for

    I've seen my brothers working
    Throughout this mighty land
    l prayed we'd get together
    And together make a stand

    Final Chorus
    Then we'd own those banks of marble
    With a guard at every door
    And we'd share those vaults of silver
    That we have sweated for
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