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GUEST,Al Lyr Req: Norwich Gaol (Peter Bellamy) (2) Lyr Req: Norwich Gaol 10 Jul 07

I've been trying to get the lyrics to "Norwich Gaol", from songs of "The Transports", by Peter Bellamy. Have been able to figure out some of the words by listening to a recording (which unfortunately doesn't have the lyrics with it). Part of it you can hear at Norwich Gaol
Does anyone have the rest of the lyrics?

So early in the morning the turn-key rings his bell
So early in the morning ----???????----
So early in the morning when the night begins to fail
We wonder if we'll ever see the last of Norwich Gaol.

First verse:

The food is foul, the air is bad, the company unchoice.
'Twould make you (?scowl?) to hear that mad old turn-key's raspy voice.
'Twould make you wonder if you'd ever live to tell the tale
Of the hardships and the miseries you found in Norwich Gaol.

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