‘Statue Of Liberty’ [5:31] (Mike Peters), Mike Peters

‘Statue Of Liberty’ [5:31] (Mike Peters), Mike Peters
Lead Vocals:Mike Peters
Lyrics
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I laid down my things
It was 1918
And I walked out & went across the sea
To a place where I've heard a man could be free
I've heard about the Statue Of Liberty

Oh there is the Statue Of Liberty
Gazing out over seven seas
A torchlight of truth & equality
Oh there is the Statue Of Liberty
I landed in the north
And I hitched across the land
I couldn't find a job
I speant all that I had
I was just about to give up hope
And turn back
When I thought about the Statue Of Liberty

I was up in the French speaking part of Canada
Looking for work in an electrical plant
There was thousands of men there
Who's luck had run bad
A foreman was shouting
No English, no place

So how about a Welshwan
I shouted back
He said come here brother
There's work for you here

Oh there is the Statue Of Liberty
Gazing out over seven seas
A torchlight of truth & equality
Oh there is the Statue Of Liberty

I finally crossed the border Into ?Ushitah road?
Got a job working for the telephone firm
And the first thing I did was save up my fair home
When I thought about the Statue Of Liberty

Now the fortune I'd dreamt of
I never did see
And after three years I decided to leave
And as I set sail from New York City
I saw the Stature Of Liberty

Oh there is the Statue Of Liberty
Gazing out over seven seas
A torchlight of truth & equality
Oh there is the Statue Of Liberty

When I got home from my travelling
The best sight I saw was the Menai bridge
I've got no regrets
About the life I have lived
'Cause I saw the Statue Of Liberty
'Cause I saw the Statue Of Liberty

Oh there is the Statue Of Liberty
Gazing out over seven seas
A torchlight of truth & equality
Oh there is the Statue Of Liberty

Notes
:Unrelased acoustic track. Written while on a song-writing trip with Steve Earle.
Mike Peters Notes
:A song about my grandfather. He went over to America in 1918 at the end of the First World War. He tried to make a living & make a life for himself, but it didn’t work out & he came back to Wales in 1921. The song is the story of his adventures out there.
It’s a song I probably won’t record for a while, because it’s a song which is part of a long developing plan. Ultimately I hope to build this song into a film script and a soundtrack – Introduction to a performance at The Gathering 7, 1999
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