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bigJ Lyr Add: House in the Country (from Albion Band) (8) Lyr Add: I CAN'T GET A HOUSE IN THE COUNTRY 03 Nov 99

Hi Lamarca, The (English) Folk Music Journal for 1975 is devoted to 'Music of the Travelling People' and on page 50 there's a song written by Maggie Stewart, once of Aberdeen then of Montrose. Here it is:

I can't get a house in the country,
Nor I can't get a house in the town,
But I have my horse and my wagon,
And I travel the country around.

For it's fine to get up in the morning,
When the lark's flying high in the sky,
And pack up all your belongings,
And you bid all the travellers goodbye.

And away to the hills we go roaming,
To find our new resting place,
It may be clearing in the woodland,
Or it may be some wide open space.

Then why should I join the army?
When I've no home to call my own.
I would fight for my king and my country,
But I've no place that I can call home.

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