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Long Way To Go

from Rant On, Children by The Ranters

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Depression era lament of the 99%

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Got a gal on the Matsqui nation
Half a mile from the Dennison station
I gets to see her maybe once a week
That's if the 509 brakes for the trestle at the creek.
Cause it's a long long long way to go
I got a job by the riverside
I swing a hoe from dawn well into night
It only pays say a dollar and a dime
Gonna spend every nickel on that sweet gal of mine
Cause it's a long long long way to go
Ya gots yer Alberta crude and and yer Cariboo gold
Makes the man rich while I swing this ol' hoe
I see the black snake loaded down with kootenay coal
Lining people's pockets while mine are lined with holes
Cause it's a long long long way to go
Well if I ever strike it rich if providence delivers
I'm gonna take this old hoe gonna toss her in the river
Buy a straight 8 Cord gonna drive my gal in style
Gonna drive her to the church gonna walk her down the isle
Cause it's a long long long way to go.

credits

from Rant On, Children, released October 1, 2020
Rockland Moran- Guitars, Mandolin, Vocals
Gillian Wale- Autoharp, Vocals
Bill Fulton- Acoustic Bass
Ron Wells- Drums

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The Ranters Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia

Rant on, Children
In these recordings, The Ranters review subject matter of
localized racism, destruction of environment, and increasing homelessness. Throughout these songs, there lies a thread of
healthy contempt for religious authority, as well as a touch of humor and optimism.
“The Ranters” hope that you enjoy this musical offering of
contemporary roots/blues titled “Rant on, Children”.
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