Copper & Brass

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True story sprinkled with a little magic dust....

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It was back in 84, son
That Bill come to me
And asked me for my Mary's hand
In matrimony
Now Billy was a good boy
And I was glad to agree
But I knew just what that look meant
Between Molly and me

See back in 84, son
I was a union man
I'd be down there on the picket line
A banner in my hand
So when Molly says:
"Oh Joe, I know we'll see this thing through
But when there's no food for the table
What are we going to do?"

I told her:
"I won't break no strike love
That wouldn't be right
And I know dark days are coming
But we've got to stand up and fight
And I'll tell you this for nothing
There's nothing in this world
That's going to stop me buying a wedding dress
For my little girl"

At dawn I'd take my kitbag
And my hammer down
To the big, bright shiny houses
On the rich side of town
See when a rich man's wife she nags him
For that bathroom suite
Well son he might aswell be stood there
Chucking cash in the street
You'd see them skips down by the roadside
Full of pipework and taps
Now that's rubbish to a rich man
But it's copper and brass
And what's rubbish to a rich man
With his diamonds and pearls
Was going to put that pretty wedding dress
On my little girl

I told her:
"I won't break no strike love
That wouldn't be right
And I know dark days are coming
But we've got to stand up and fight
And I'll tell you this for nothing
There's nothing in this world
That's going to stop me buying a wedding dress
For my little girl"

When the big day come
I swore I wouldn't cry
But I walked my Mary down the aisle
With tears in my eyes
When she smiled and whispered
"Thank you, dad"
And took Billy's hand
It was worth more than all their millions
To this Working Man

I told her:
"I won't break no strike love
That wouldn't be right
And I know dark days are coming
But we've got to stand up and fight
And I'll tell you this for nothing
There's nothing in this world
That's going to stop me buying a wedding dress
For my little girl"

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from Fight The Good Fight Club, released April 4, 2012
Joe Solo

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Joe Solo Scarborough, UK

Joe Solo is an award-winning musician, writer, poet, activist, broadcaster and washing machine engineer from Scarborough.

Live he has an ever growing reputation as both a performer and raconteur, being thought-provoking, comical and punch-the-air political often in the same breath.

He is not an artist you forget in a hurry.
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