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Originally written by Colin Meloy of [https://www.decemberists.com/ The Decemberists].
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Originally written by Colin Meloy of [https://www.decemberists.com/ The Decemberists].
   
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===Factoids===
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[[Andy Yates|Andy]] covered this song in the [https://www.youtube.com/user/ForWantOfRain For Want of Rain] project.
 
==Lyrics==
 
==Lyrics==
 
These lyrics are based on the version performed by the Longest Johns in their livestreams, the original lyrics can be found here.
 
These lyrics are based on the version performed by the Longest Johns in their livestreams, the original lyrics can be found here.

Revision as of 21:08, 1 April 2019

Originally written by Colin Meloy of The Decemberists.

Factoids

Andy covered this song in the For Want of Rain project.

Lyrics

These lyrics are based on the version performed by the Longest Johns in their livestreams, the original lyrics can be found here.

Eli the barrow boy, of the old town
Sells coal and marigolds and he cries out
All down the day

Below the tamaracks he is crying
Corn cobs and candlewax for the buying
All down the day

{Chorus}
Would I could afford to buy my love a fine robe
Made of gold and silk Arabian thread
But she is dead and gone and lying in a pine grove
And still I push my barrow all the day
still I push my barrow all the day

Eli the barrow boy, when they found him
Dressed all in corduroy, he had drowned in
The river down the way

They laid his body down in a churchyard
But still when the moon is out, with his pushcart
He calls down the day

{Chorus}

{Finale}
I must push my barrow all the day
I must push my barrow all the day