Blow Boys Blow
Ewan MacColl and A.L. Lloyd Lyrics


I've played the game with the fatman in the city
I've seen the lies become the truth
I've learned the name of the game is have no pity
I've learned it's all inside of you
You've got to throw away those sympathy feelings
Stick to your guns and make a stand
You've got to throw away those cards that they are dealing
You've got to take it while you can
When it rains you know it's gonna pour
The storm outside is knocking at my door
The pain it brings something you'll never know
All the time it's coming blow by blow
All youe wicked nightmares you say that you don't know
All the time it's coming blow by blow
All the time it's coming blow by blow
Blow by blow
Sometimes I wonder what is going wrong
Where my next heartache is coming from
I hear the thunder I know it won't be long
Before I see the night take down the sun
You've got to throw away those sympathy feelings
Stick to your guns and make a stand
You've got to throw away those cards that they are dealing
You've got to take it while you can
When it rains you know it's gonna pour
The storm outside is knocking at my door
The pain it brings something you'll never know
All the time it's coming blow by blow
All youe wicked nightmares you say that you don't know
All the time it's coming blow by blow
All the time it's coming blow by blow
Blow by blow
When it rains you know it's gonna pour
The storm outside is knocking at my door
The pain it brings something you'll never know
All the time it's coming blow by blow
All youe wicked nightmares you say that you don't know
All the time it's coming blow by blow
All the time it's coming blow by blow
Blow by blow
The pain it brings something you'll never know
All the time it's coming blow by blow
All the time it's coming blow by blow
Blow by blow

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: MICHAEL PAUL ROCHE, RONALD LEWIS EMORY, MITCHELL DEAN MARGOLIN, JOSEPH LEE WOOD

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QWT French

Believe it or not, this was Captain Beefheart's favorite album! (See the current "Best of NME 1980-84). It's also on the record that Don Van Vliet "borrowed" Frank Zappa's copy of A.L. Lloyd's album "Leviathan" (apparently one of Frank's favorite albums!) and never returned it to Mr Z.
i own "Leviathan" but am now on the hunt for "Blow Boys Blow". Who'd have thought it? Don and Frank enamored of two of folk's finest voices?

Slartibartfast

I arrived here from Beefheart interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HI1vwjXcnTY

T333TN

Wild! Thanks for the info

GymnopedieTornado

shocked no one has posted this yet, but...I see why Beefheart never gave back the copy Zappa lent him as a kid

ilrumore

The movie, The Lighthouse brought me here as the end credit song is a Lloyd song. This stuff should be heard more often. And not be forgotten.

Alastair Hunter

Thanks for putting this up

Jessica Brandsma

You're welcome!

Carol Tensen

My best friend and I used to take turns checking this disc out of the library. So nice to hear it again.

David Wallace

Wonderful Bert! Spent many a happy hour at Combes Hill, Greenwich. Hope Joe's still with us.

MrPaull2

Otherwise known as 'Liverpool Judies' ... have got us in tow.

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