Nick Harper – Treasure Island – lyrics with a social bite.

Nick Harper – Treasure Island – lyrics with a social bite.

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I’m copying out lyrics to Nick’s songs for the book. I was doing this one and thought it was so good I had to post it.

‘Treasure Island came from a few different directions but basically was the story about Joseph Williamson the mystery man from Liverpool, who created a philanthropic project in Liverpool for unemployed and poor people; ‘ Nick Harper

Treasure Island

 

Old soldiers back from the wars

Stopped the dictators just to keep from being poor

Back to Liverpool after the parade

To dig the tunnels in Edgehill and get round the old blockade

Between the rich and the poor men they were passing on a smile

To have a reason for digging mile after mile

 

From the shore to the highland

This is yours this is my land

Dig on down ‘cause there’s more than the muddy ground

There is love all around treasure island

Dig on down spread your love around treasure island

Dig on down spread your love around spread your love around treasure island

 

Dukes and baronesses sent in the cavalry

To cut and bludgeon the classes not allowed on easy street

But the martyrs from the masses and the massacres in the fields

Buried treasure all over and planted little seeds

 

From the shore to the highland

This is yours this is my land

Dig on down ‘cause there’s more than the muddy ground

There is love all around treasure island

Dig on down spread your love around treasure island

Dig on down spread your love around spread your love around treasure island

 

Children up from the coalface down from the chimneys in to a school

Mama out from the kitchen to ballot her own fool

From shackles and slavery in to a union daddy cool

There’s a reason for digging it’s in me and you

 

From the shore to the highland

This is yours this is my land

Dig on down ‘cause there’s more than the muddy ground

There is love all around treasure island

Dig on down spread your love around treasure island

Dig on down spread your love around spread your love around treasure island

Dig on down spread your love around spread your love around treasure island

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