Social Justice – The Diggers

I have always been passionate about working to improve ’s lives. The first I heard Dick Gaughan, I was young and inspired to fight the injustice in the .  The way he sang The  ed Upside down, put a shiver on me, below is a 1982 BBC recording of Dick Gaughan singing this song. The haunting acoustic guitar and the idea the vision could linger on in this of disenchantment and food banks s the lyrics new meaning for me viagra sin receta.


ed Upside Down
performed by Dick Gaughan (by Leon Rosselson)
The ed Upside Down – from the Album :Handful of Earth

In 1649 To St. George’s Hill,
A ragged band they called the Diggers
Came to show the ’s will
They defied the landlords
They defied the laws
They were the dispossessed reclaiming what was theirs

We come in peace they said
To dig and sow
We come to work the lands in common
And to make the waste ground grow
This earth divided
We will make whole
So it will be
A common treasury for all

The sin of property
We do disdain
No man has any right to buy and sell
The earth for gain
By theft and murder
They took the land
Now everywhere the walls
Spring up at their command

They make the laws
To chain us well
The clergy dazzle us with heaven
Or they damn us into hell
We will not worship
The God they serve
The God of greed who feed the rich
While poor folk starve

We work we eat together
We need no swords
We will not bow to the masters
Or pay rent to the lords
Still we are free
Though we are poor
You Diggers all stand up for glory
Stand up now

From the men of property
The orders came
They sent the hired men and troopers
To wipe out the Diggers’ claim
Tear down their cottages
Destroy their corn
They were dispersed
But still the vision lingers on

You poor take courage
You rich take
This earth was made a common treasury
For everyone to share
All things in common
All one
We come in peace
The orders came to cut them down

More can be discovered about this 17th century sect who believed in land being held in common off site – here

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