Freeborn Man of the Traveling People

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I'm a freeborn man of the traveling people
Got no fixed abode; with nomads I am numbered
Country lanes and byways were always my ways
I never fancied being lumbered

O we knew the woods and the resting places
And the small birds sang when winter days were over
Then we'd pack our load and be on the road
They were good old times for a rover

There was open ground where a man could linger
Stay a week or two, for time was not your master
Then away you'd jog with your horse and dog
Nice and easy, no need to go faster

I've known life hard and I've known it easy
And I've cursed the times when winter days were dawning
But I've danced and sung through the whole night long
Seen the summer sun rise in the morning

All you freeborn men of the traveling people
Every tinker, rolling stone, and gypsy rover
Winds of change are blowing, old ways are going
Your traveling days will soon be over

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from Chance of a Start, released October 1, 2012
Produced and performed by Patrick Clifford

Executive Producers: Martin Rutherford, Bernadette Clifford, Wolf Hul, Linda Jeffers, Linda Zdepski, Jim Clare.

By Ewan MacColl; © Stormking Music.

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Patrick Clifford New York, New York

Patrick Clifford is an Irish-American musician, songwriter, and producer.

He performs and records Irish traditional standards; skillfully crafted original songs and compositions; and discerning covers of contemporary Irish and American songwriters such as Pete St. John, Bob Dylan, and Bruce Springsteen.

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