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Ragged Heroes (3:20)

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Songs Of Hope
The Albion Band
Rise Up Like The Sun
Ragged Heroes (3:20)
Poor Old Horse (6:18)
Afro Blue / Danse Royale (4:52)
Ampleforth / Lay Me Low (5:44)
Time to Ring Some Changes (2:51)
House in the Country (3:07)
The Primrose (3:19)
Gresford Disaster (10:49)
The Postman's Knock (single version) (2:38)
Pain and Paradise (single version) (3:04)
Lay Me Low (single version) (2:53)
Rainbow over the Hill (3:18)
Notes And Things
The Back Cover

A "calling on" song written especially for this album. According to the sleeve notes it was written overnight in a hotel in London.

Ragged Heroes
(John Tams)

Songs of hope and tunes of glory
Half remembered Albion hymns
Rise up Saint George and tell the story
This is where your song begins

Leave the drunkard to his bottle
And leave the prophet to his doom
Let the critics sneer and prattle
Give Saint George some fighting room

Come, come, throw a penny on the drum
A penny for the passing of the days
Run, run, and see the setting of the sun
Come and see the changing of the ways

Where are all the ragged heroes?
Buried in their suits of iron
Withered rose lies on the headstone
Will it bloom a second time?

Come come and throw a penny on the drum
A penny for the passing of the hour
Run, run, and see the rising of the sun
Come and see the blooming of the flower

Throw a penny piece, a penny on the drum
And the withered rose will rise up like the sun

rise up like the sun:
the long playing record
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