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The Love Of The Common People (John Hurley, Ronnie Wilkins)


living on free food tickets
water in the milk from a hole in the roof
where the rain came through
what can they do?

tears from your baby sister
crying 'cause she doesn't have a dress without a patch
for the party to go
but you know she'll get by

because she is living in the love of the common people
smiles from the heart of a family man
daddy's buying you a dream to cling to
mummy's gonna love her just as much as she can
and she can

it's a good thing you don't have bus fair
it would fall through the hole in your pocket
and you'd loose it on the snow on the ground
walking to town to find a job

trying to keep your hands warm
but the hole in the shoe lets the snow come through
and it chills to the bone
you better go home where it's warm

and you can live in the love of the common people
smiles from the heart of a family man
daddy's gonna buy you a dream to cling to
mummy's gonna love you just as much as she can
and she can

living on dreams ain't easy
but the closer the knit the tighter the fit
and the chill stay away
you take them in stride, family pride

you know faith is your foundation
with a whole lot of love and a warm conversation
and many a prayer
making you strong where you belong

living in the love of the common people
smiles from the heart of a family man
daddy's gonna buy you a dream to cling to
mummy's gonna love you just as much as she can

living in the love of the common people
smiles from the heart of a family man
daddy's gonna buy you a dream to cling to
mummy's gonna love you just as much as she can


The Gosdins "Sound of Goodbye" 1968