Tom Paine's Bones

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Written by Graham Moore and arranged by FOS Brothers.


As I dreamed out last evening by a river of discontent
I bumped right into old Tom Paine
As a-running down the road he went
He said I can’t stop right now my son King Georgy’s after me
He’ll have a rope around my throat and hang me on the liberty tree

And I will dance to Tom Paine’s bones
I will dance to Tom Paine’s bones
I’ll dance in the oldest boots I own
To the rhythm of Tom Paine’s bones (rpt)

He said I just wrote about freedom and justice for everyone
Ever since the very first word I spoke
I’ve been looking down the barrel of a gun
Well they say I preached revolution but let me say in my defence
All I did wherever I went was to talk a lot of Common Sense

Well old Tom Paine he ran so fast he left me standing still
And there I was a piece of paper in my hand
Standing at the top of the hill
And it read "this is the Age of Reason these are the Rights of Man
Kick off religion & monarchy" it was written there in Tom Paine’s plan

Poor old Tom Paine there he lies
Nobody Laughs and nobody cries
Where he’s gone or how he fares
Nobody knows and nobody cares


from Clear Again, released March 15, 2017



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FOS Brothers Exeter, UK

The FOS Brothers are Dave and Sam McCrory, born and brought up in East Belfast. They moved to the UK and have been playing together for the last 25 years at festivals, Art Centres and venues. They perform their own songs and many trad reworkings of Irish songs and ballads.

"Bucolic folk has a psychedelic head-fit"
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