LyriXML: Between The Wars (Billy Bragg )

I was a minerD Em
I was a dockerG D
I was a railway manA Bm
Between the warsG A

I raised a familyA Bm
In times of austerityG D
With sweat at the foundryA Bm
Between the warsG A D

I paid the union A Bm
and as times got harderG D
I looked to the government A
to help the working manA

But they brought prosperity D Em
down at the armouryG D
We're arming for peace me boysA Bm
Between the warsG A D

I kept the faith and
I kept voting
Not for the iron fist
but for the helping hand

For theirs is a land
with a wall around it
And mine is a faith
in my fellow man

Theirs is a land
of hope and glory
Mine is the green field
and the factory floor

Theirs are the skies
all dark with bombers
And mine is the peace we knew
Between the wars

Call up the craftsmen
Bring me the draughtsmen
Build me a path from cradle to grave
And I'll give my consent

To any government
That does not deny a man a living wage
Go find the young men never to fight again
Bring up the banners from the days gone by

Sweet moderation
Heart of this nation
Desert us not, we are
Between the wars