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Red And Gold


by Fair Warning. Buy album CD: 4


Red and Gold are royal colours
Peasant colours are green and brown
Green is the corn in the brown earth when it's growing
Red and gold when the harvest is cut down.

Through Cropredy in Oxfordshire the Cherwell takes it's
Course
And the willows weep into it's waters clear
My name it is Will Tims and it's here that I was born
And raised in faith my King and God to fear.

In 1644 the King in Oxford Town did dwell
Though we'd heard that Cromwell's army was nearby
It did not occur to me that little Cropredy
Could be witness to the meeting of both sides

On June the 29th that year I was about my work
Cutting hedges in the meadow by the stream
My blade slipped, I cut my hand and my own dear blood
Did flow
Upon the brown earth and the corn still green

Now it did distress me so to watch my own blood flow
And quickly soak into the greedy ground
In red and gold my colours swam and sweat broke on my
Brow
And faint I knew that I must lay me down

At first I thought the thundering was just inside my
Head
So I raised myself above the hedge to see
And I watched as in a dream as the armies fought
Downstream
The Battle for the Bridge at Cropredy

Now the King's men fought in red and gold though
Cromwell's men were plainer
The blood they spilled was coloured just the same
Through the hedgerow's fragile cover I saw brother
Killing brother
And all of this was done in Jesus' name


All that day and all the next the battle it was raging
Though when darkness came I slipped away
But the crying of the dying kept me wakeful and just
Lying
In my bed until the dawning of the day

And the dreams I had were red and gold
And the little stream became a flood
From all my brothers killing one another
Till waking I realised it was all my own dear blood

Some were buried in the church and some just where they
Fell
With no markers to declare their place of rest
But the poppies they do grow where they were never sown
And to my mind they do declare it best

And each year when the green corn once again turns into
Gold
And the poppies in the field again remind me
Like the scar upon my hand and the blood spilled on
This land
And the hungry earth so eager to confine me

For read and gold they are the colours
One is blood and one is power
Though I may find my rest in Cropredy Church
In golden fields forever will spring the poppy flower

By Cropredy the Cherwell is still bidden to keep
Flowing
And the willows by it's side still gently weep
But still in restless dreams by this most peaceful
Stream
The poppies wake me from my rightful sleep

And the dreams I have are red and gold
And the little stream becomes a flood
From all my brothers killing one another
Till waking I realise it's all my own dear blood



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Album: 4 (2000) Lyrics
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  1. (come All Ye) Rolling Minstrels
  2. A Sailor's Life
  3. A Smile In A Whisper
  4. After Hallowe'en
  5. Allelujah
  6. Angel Delight
  7. Big William
  8. Bird On A Wire
  9. Both Sides Now
  10. Broken By A Breeze
  11. Clare
  12. Close The Door Lightly When You Go
  13. Comedy Waltz
  14. Crash Nebula
  15. Da Theme Tune To F.O.P
  16. Dangerous
  17. Dark Eyed Molly
  18. Dawn
  19. Don't Be A Stranger
  20. Dream Song
  21. Eastern Rain
  22. Fairground Attraction
  23. Falling Backwards
  24. Farewell Farewell
  25. Fear Is The Enemy Of Love
  26. Find My Love
  27. Find Your Voice
  28. Goodbye To Songtown
  29. Great To Be A Guy
  30. Hey Vicky
  31. Home To Heartache
  32. I Know Why The Willow Weeps
  33. I Still Miss Someone
  34. I Wish Everyday Could Be Christmas Ending Song
  35. I Wish Everyday Would Be Christmas
  36. I'm Already There
  37. Icky Vicky
  38. If Stomp
  39. Iron Lion
  40. It'll Take A Long Time
  41. Jack O'rion
  42. John Barleycorn
  43. Lady Of Pleasure
  44. Let It Go
  45. Lord Marlborough
  46. Matty Groves
  47. Moon On The Rain
  48. Mr Lacey
  49. My Shiny Teeth And Me
  50. Mythology
  51. Night-time Girl
  52. Nottamun Town
  53. Odd Primates, Abra-Catashtophe
  54. Part I
  55. Part Ii
  56. Part Iv (the Sailor's Alphabet)
  57. Part Ix
  58. Part V (john Lee)
  59. Part Vi (breakfast In Mayfair)
  60. Part Vii
  61. Part Viii
  62. Part X
  63. Part Xi (the Hanging Song)
  64. Perfect
  65. Pixies Rap
  66. Pleasure And Pain
  67. Possibly Parsons Green
  68. Red And Gold
  69. Restless
  70. Reynard The Fox
  71. Sickness And Diseases
  72. Sir William Gower
  73. Solo
  74. Station Street
  75. Tale In Hard Time
  76. The Ballad Of Easy Rider
  77. The Banks Of Sweet Primroses
  78. The Bonny Bunch Of Roses
  79. The Deserter
  80. The Flowers Of The Forest
  81. The Game Of Love
  82. The Hexhamshire Lass
  83. The Hiring Fair
  84. The Journeyman's Grace
  85. The Lobster
  86. The Moon Is Mine
  87. The Waltz Continues
  88. The Widow Of Westmorland's Daughter
  89. The Wind Knows My Name
  90. Theme
  91. Three Drunken Maidens
  92. To Althea From Prison
  93. Trial Song
  94. Watching The Party
  95. What Girls Love
  96. What Is True?
  97. Whispers
  98. Who Knows Where The Time Goes?
  99. Winter Rose
  100. Wish Comes True
  101. Wizard Of The Worldly Game
  102. Ye Mariners All
  103. You Send Me
  104. Heart On The Run
  105. Through The Fire
  106. Break Free
  107. Forever
  108. Tell Me I'm Wrong
  109. Dream
  110. I Fight
  111. Time Will Tell
  112. Eyes Of Love
  113. Find My Way
  114. Night Falls
  115. Wait
  116. For The Young

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