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I debuted this song at the BSA Festival in October - dedicated to the unsung heroes amongst us who silently and stoically bear their lot, they are truly folk of oak, though we create our own invisible prisons we often find ourselves pushed down life's slippery slope...
Guitar: C&T, Marshall acoustic amp, Roland SPD-6 Pad, Hohner Violin Bass copy.
FOLK OF OAK
A MAN WHO WENT TO HIS WORK HIS WAY
IN ALL THAT TIME NEVER MISSED A DAY
HE STAYED THERE SOLID AS A TREE
A PILLAR OF THE COMMUNITY.
CHORUS: THEY'RE FOLK.......FOLK OF OAK THEY'RE FOLK.......FOLK OF OAK.
A SOLDIER MARCHED THROUGH THE HOT TERRAIN
MAY NEVER USE HIS LEGS AGAIN
AN I.E.D. NEARLY TOOK HIS LIFE
BUT BACK IN ENGLAND KILLED BY PAIN AND STRIFE.
THE CARER ROSE FROM HER WEARY BED
HALF HOPING HUSBAND WAS LYING DEAD...
BUT RIGHT ON TIME WITH HIS MASSAGE CREAM
NO-ONE HEARS HER SILENT SCREAM.
SO LIVE AND WORK BE YOUR OWN SUPERSTAR
ONE HUNDRED YEARS WON'T KNOW WHO YOU ARE
MAKE YOU MARK AND ENJOY YOUR LIFE
KEEP WELL AWAY FROM THOSE WHO LIVE BY THE KNIFE.
YOU'RE FOLK....FOLK OF OAK
YOU'RE FOLK....FOLK OF OAK.
Words and music Copyright Steve Trowbridge December 2013
From forthcoming album "Folk of Oak"