Come On England – Merry Hell

I’m not a huge fan of Folk Music but I’ll make an exception for Merry Hell. They stand for the same sentiments that I espouse! They are for tolerance, freedom and against violence. They’re for bridges not walls – the helping hand not the mailed fist.

I like that.

This song came to my attention because it says all the things I like to hear. It is just what we need on this judgement day on Brexit. We aren’t a small-minded nation of racists, nationalists and violent extremists. We’re not about greed and selfishness. I believe that at heart we are a people who care, reach out and help and are prepared to stand up for the rights of our fellow men and women of whatever colour, race or creed.

I come from the beautiful country of England with its wonderful countryside and abundant nature. That is worth defending.

There is much worth defending. I too come from the Levellers and Diggers. Here’s to the heart of England! Drink to the spirit that will never lie down!

This is Merry Hell!!

Come On England – Merry Hell

Many miles I have wandered, on the paths of my homeland
By rivers, through woodland, and by the sea side
On streets I have seen those with greed and hate in their eyes       And those with their hearts and their hands open wide

All my life has been blessed by its thunderstorm summer times
By misty gold autumns, by fires in the snow
By Rainbows, by bluebells, by radiant spring times
In the wild windy meadows, where the dandelions blow

There are some who would change this fair home to a prison
To enslave the many, and bow to the few
The robbers, the racists, the breakers of faces
Who hide behind masks and the red white and blue

So stand up, come on England, live up to your history
Your heart can’t be held in a flag or a crown
Raise your tea cups and glasses, you bold lads and lasses
And drink to the spirit that will never lie down

For I come from the land of the diggers and levellers
The fighters for freedom and our national health
The beaten mistreated but never defeated
The builders and guardians of the true commonwealth

Only lovin’ can save us, only givin’ will raise us
So welcome all travellers to sweet liberty
And raise all your voices to defend our democracy
For equality, justice, and community

So stand up, come on England, live up to your history
Your heart can’t be held in a flag or a crown
Raise your teacups and glasses, you bold lads and lasses
And drink to the spirit that will never lie down

So stand up, come on England, live up to your history
Your heart can’t be held in a flag or a crown
Raise your teacups and glasses, you bold lads and lasses
And drink to the spirit that will never lie down

And drink to the spirit that will never lie down

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