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.

CHORUS

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.

CHORUS

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"

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Comment by Slowpaw Steve T on January 9, 2014 at 7:55pm

hopefully end of january (-:

Comment by Calim on January 9, 2014 at 10:48am

great song! when does the album release ? 

Comment by Slowpaw Steve T on December 28, 2013 at 10:04pm

just finished giving the ol' C&T a new year makeover (-:

C&T Twin pickup New year makeover

Comment by Steve Mattox on December 26, 2013 at 7:31pm

THIS WAS AWSOME STEVE.............

Comment by Slowpaw Steve T on December 26, 2013 at 7:16am

cheers guys - you sure will, Phil! (-;

Comment by Phil Thomas on December 26, 2013 at 5:37am
Nice one Steve. Happy,Christmas. Hope to hear more of your stuff in 2014.
Comment by the anonymous pick on December 26, 2013 at 5:21am

still  luvin  on  that cover . ;-)

Comment by darryl kernaghan on December 26, 2013 at 1:49am

good one steve,uncle john got it i feel,got a lennonish thing about it,cool

Comment by Slowpaw Steve T on December 26, 2013 at 1:36am

cheers Be, definitely one for Cambridge! (-;

Comment by bemuzic on December 26, 2013 at 1:30am

yeah, good lyrics, like it!

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