Billy Bragg Fight Songs



Billy Bragg Volume 1

2006 Cooking Vinyl (CD) BRAGGBOX001
114 tracks on 10 disc boxed set inc live footage

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Track Listing


Disc 1
The Milkman Of Human Kindness
To Have And To Have Not
Richard
A New England
The Man With The Iron Mask
The Busy Girl Buys Beauty

Disc 2
It Says Here
Love Gets Dangerous
The Myth Of Trust
From A Vauxhall Velox
The Saturday Boy
Island Of No Return
St Swithin's Day
Like Soldiers Do
This Guitar Says Sorry
Strange Things Happen
A Lover Sings

Disc 3
Greetings To The New Brunette
Train Train
The Marriage
Ideology
Levi Stubbs' Tears
Honey, I'm A Big Boy Now
There Is Power In A Union
Help Save The Youth Of America
Wishing The Days Away
The Passion
The Warmest Room
The Home Front

Disc 4
Strange Things Happen (Alt Version)
The Cloth (1)
Love Lives Here
Speedway Hero
Loving You Too Long
This Guitar Says Sorry (Alt Version)
Love Gets Dangerous (Alt Version)
The Cloth (2)
The Man In The Iron Mask (Alt Version)
A13, Trunk Road To The Sea
Fear Is A Man's Best Friend

Disc 5
It Must Be A River
Won't Talk About It
Talking Wag Club Blues
You Got The Power
The Last Time
Back To The Old House
A Lover Sings (Alt Version)
Which Side Are You On
It Says Here
Between The Wars
World Turned Upside Down

Disc 6
Sin City
Deportees
There Is Power In A Union (Inst)
The Tracks Of My Tears
Wishing The Days Away (Alt Take)
The Clashing Of Ideologies (Alt Version)
Greetings To The New Brunette (Demo)
A Nurse's Life Is Full Of Woe
Only Bad Signs
Hold The Fort

Disc 7
The Internationale
I Dreamed I Say Phil Ochs Last Night
The Marching Song Of The Covert Battalions
Blake's Jerusalem
Nicaragua Nicaraguita
The Red Flag
My Youngest Son Came Home Today
Intro (Live)
Help Save The Youth Of America (Live)
Think Again (Live)
Chile Your Waters Run Red Through Soweto (Live)
Days Like These (DC Remix)
To Have And To Have Not (Live)
There Is Power In A Union (With The Pattersons)
Joe Hill
This Land Is Your Land
Never Cross A Picket Line
A Change Is Gonna Come
A Miner's Life

BACK TO MUSIC

World Turned Upside Down
In 1649
To St George's Hill
A ragged band they called the Diggers
Come to show the people's will
They defied the landlords
They defied the law
They were the dispossessed
Reclaiming what was theirs

'We come in peace' they said
'To dig and sow
We come to work the land in common
And to make the waste land grow
This earth divided
We will make whole
So it can be
A common treasury for all

The sin of property
We do disdain
No one has any right to buy and sell
The earth for private gain
By theft and murder
They took the land
Now everywhere the walls
Rise up at their command

They make the laws
To chain us well
The clergy dazzle us with heaven
Or they damn us into hell
We will not worship
The God they serve
The God of greed who feeds the rich
While poor men starve

We work, we eat together
We need no swords
We will not bow to masters
Or pay rent to the lords
We are free men
Though we are poor
You Diggers all stand up for glory
Stand up now

From the men of property
The orders came
They sent the hired men and troopers
To wipe out the Diggers' claim
Tear down their cottages
Destroy their corn
They were dispersed
But still the vision lingers on

You poor take courage
You rich take care
This earth was made a common treasury
For everyone to share
All things in common
Al people one
We come in peace -
The order came to cut them down