There Was A Pink Boat in The Town

Lyrics by David and Shirley Faraday

Music based on the traditional song ‘There is a Tavern in the Town’ (1883)


Verse 1

‘Neath the arch the rebels made a plan

(made a plan)

With love and care we’ll make a stand

(make a stand)

To call on all to make the world more green
For our children, grand-kids we’ll be seen


Verse 2

So they placed a pink boat in the town

(in the town)

And there the rebels gathered round

(gathered round)

And they raised their voices as loud as they could be
And the rebels told us what they see


Chorus

That the earth is slowly dying
And the powerful are lying
And it’s something that they’ve known for thirty years
It’s time, it’s time we made our case

(made our case)
Before we sink without a trace
(-out a trace)

It’s urgent that we make the change we need
It’s now and we must act with speed


Verse 3

So on a bridge a garden sprang to life

(sprang to life)

Trees and plants and skating day and night

(day and night)
And while the rebels sat and occupied the road

The nation heard the tale they told


Chorus (see above)


Verse 4

And in the square with drummers drumming loud

(drumming loud)

Their beat supported by the crowd

(by the crowd)

The rebels sang and danced and spread the words of hope
And here’s the words that they all spoke


Final Chorus

Oh, the earth is slowly dying
And the powerful are lying
And it’s something that we’ve known for thirty years
So, now, it’s time we made our case

(made our case)
Before we sink without a trace
(-out a trace)
It’s urgent that we make the change we need
It’s now and we must act with speed.

Slowing

Yes, it’s urgent that we make the change we need

It’s now and we must act with speed

Act with speed