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

Greetings To The New Brunette (Shirley)
Shirley,
it's quite exciting to be sleeping here in this new room
Shirley,
you're my reason to get out of bed before noon
Shirley,
you know when we sat out on the fire escape talking
Shirley,
what did you say about running before we were walking

Sometimes when we're as close as this
It's like we're in a dream
How can you lie there and think of England
When you don't even know who's in the team

Shirley,
your sexual politics have left me all of a muddle
Shirley,
we are joined in the ideological cuddle

I'm celebrating my love for you
With a pint of beer and a new tattoo
And if you haven't noticed yet
I'm more impressionable when my cement is wet

Politics and pregnancy
Are debated as we empty our glasses
And how I love those evening classes

Shirley,
you really know how to make a young man angry
Shirley,
can we get through the night without mentioning family

The people from your church agree
It's not much of a career
Trying the handles of parked cars
Whoops, there goes another year
Whoops, there goes another pint of beer

Here we are in our summer years
Living on icecream and chocolate kisses
Would the leaves fall from the trees
If I was your old man and you were my missus

Shirley,
give my greetings to the new brunette