Move Along

Recorded by Makem & Clancy on "Makem and Clancy"

"Ewan McColl's great song about the terrible injustices heaped on the gypsies and tinkers by their fellow man" -T. Makem (Liner Notes Sha52002)
Suggested Key=D*

Born in the middle of an afternoon

   3       6m       
In a horse-drawn wagon on the old A-5

                           4            5               6m      
The big twelve wheeler shook my bed
        2               1                  5            3      

You can't stop here the policeman said

        6m            5                               3        

You better get born in someplace else

           6m                5                6m                 5           
    So move along, get along, move along, get along,

     4      5         6m        

    Go, move, shift

Born in the tatie lifting time
In an old bow tent in a tatie field

The farmer said, The work's all done

It's time that you were moving on

Born in a wagon on a building site
Where the ground was rutted by the trailer's wheels

The local people said to me,

You'll lower the price of property

Born at the back of a blackthorn hedge
When the white hoarfrost lay all around

No wise men came bearing gifts

Instead the order came to shift

The winter sky was hung with stars
And one shone brighter than the rest

The wise men came so stern and strict

And brought the order to evict

*This song is actually in a minor key, so for the suggested key:

6m= Bm, 5= A, 3= F#, 4= G, 2= E, 1= D


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