Chumbawamba The World Turned Upside Down Lyrics
In sixteen forty-nine to St. George's Hill
English Rebel Songs 1381-1984 Track Listing
1 The Cutty Wren
2 The Diggers Song
3 The Colliers March
4 The Triumph of General Ludd
5 Chartist Anthem
6 The Bad Squire
7 Song on the Times
8 Smashing of the Van
9 The World Turned Upside Down
10 Poverty Knock
11 Idris Strike Song
12 Hanging on the Old Barbed Wire
13 Coal Not Dole
A ragged band they called the Diggers came to show the people's will
They defied the landlords, they defied the laws
They were the dispossessed reclaiming what was theirs
'We come in peace, 'they said, 'to dig and sow'
'We come to work the land in common and to make the waste ground grow'
'This Earth divided, we will make whole'
'So it can be a common treasury for all'
'The sin of property we do disdain'
'No one has any right to buy or sell the earth for private gain'
'By theft and murder they took the land'
'Now everywhere the walls spring up at their command'
'They make the laws to chain us well'
'The clergy dazzle us with heaven or they damn us into hell'
'We will not worship the god the serve'
'The god of greed who feeds the rich whilst people starve'
'We work, we eat together, we take up swords'
'We will not bow to the masters or pay rent to the lords'
'We are free people though we are poor'
You diggers all stand up for glory, stand up now
Written by: Alice Nutter, Allen Whalley, Bruce Dunstan, Darren Hamer, Judith Abbott, Louise Watts, Nigel Hunter, Paul Greco
Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC