Banks Of Marble

from Photographs +2 by Mischief Brew

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From "Photographs From The Shoebox"

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(By Les Rice/Pete Seeger, adapted by Mischief Brew)

I've traveled 'round this country
From shore to shining shore
It really made me wonder
The things I heard and saw

I saw the weary farmer
A'plowing sod and loam
I heard the auction hammer
Just a'knocking down his home
But the banks are made of marble
With a guard at every door
And the vaults are stuffed with silver
That the farmer's sweated for

I've seen the fisherman standing
Idly by the shore
I heard his bosses saying
"Ain't got no work for you no more."
But the banks are made of marble
With a guard at every door
And the vaults are stuffed with silver
That the fisherman has sweated for

I've seen the weary miner
A'scrubbin' coal dust from his back
I heard his children crying
"Ain't got no coal to heat the shack."
But the banks are made of marble
With a guard at every door
And the vaults are stuffed with silver
That the miner's sweated for

I've seen my people working
Throughout this mighty land
I swear, we'll get together
And together make a stand
And we might own those banks of marble
With no guard at every door
And we will share those vaults of silver
That we have sweated for

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from Photographs +2, released January 22, 2014

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Emerging from the undead ashes of PA punk troupe The Orphans, Mischief Brew started with a scratchy demo tape in 2000 and has since spread the good word of anarchy, hilarity, and rebellion across state lines and even the Atlantic Ocean a few times. We've managed to exist for over 13 years in one form or another by kissing nobody's ass and doing everything ourselves, for the most part. No rules! ... more

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