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Thread #127593   Message #2857171
Posted By: Dennis the Elder
05-Mar-10 - 07:34 PM
Thread Name: BBC Radio 2 Ballad of the Miners Strike
Subject: RE: BBC Radio 2 Ballad of the Miners Strike
Geoff the Duck, you obviously live in an unusual world. The miners strike was nothing to do with skinhead violence, your attitude and obvious knowledge of the situation worries me.
However, on a more positive note, I have transcribed from the radio broadcast the sond which I have called "It'll all be over in a fortnight", not sure what it is actually called!.
It'll all be over in a fortnight

It'll all be over in a fortnight,
Together strong and true
And it'll all be over in a fortnight
Give or take a day or two

We thrashed their team away from home
They won't give us much trouble
We won the game last time we met
Now were going for the double

It'll all be over in a fortnight,
Together strong and true
And it'll all be over in a fortnight
Give or take a day or two

We scuppered Ted Heath's dinghy
And beached him on the sand
Now they think they break the Union
But united we will stand

It'll all be over in a fortnight,
Together strong and true
And it'll all be over in a fortnight
Give or take a day or two

Now the grocer's daughter she's stepped up
She's heading for a shock
Our women don't like bullies
Specially ones who wear a frock

It'll all be over in a fortnight,
Together strong and true
And it'll all be over in a fortnight
Give or take a day or two

It'll all be over in a fortnight,
They'll have to listen when we speak
And it'll all be over in a fortnight
Or perhaps another week.

I love this song and intend, all being well to sing it at the Wath Folk Club on Sunday. It also appears to be an easy song to sing with my limited singing talent.
Ray - this will save you the trouble, if you transcribe any of the other songs please let me know.
Any one else who transcribes any of the other songs this is a good place to post them.