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lyrics

MY ‘LIFE’

This is the life of Jonathan Martin, written by himself;
A finer book you'll never read, nor sit upon your shelf:
Please forgive the grammar, of this illiterate man;
For I aim to bring you closer to God's glory, if I can.

My life is here, for all to see;
Printed in ink, for all to read:
Fine copperplate engravings I include;
To illustrate the glory I've accrued.

I've one for the master,
One for the dame,
One for each little lad,
And one for the lame:
Fourteen thousand copies
I have sold to date;
Grab a copy while you can,
Before it is too late.

I tramp the fair lands
Of Darlington, York and Leeds;
Spreading forth the bounty
Of God's holy seeds.

You will notice me, if by you I should pass;
For just like our Saviour, I ride upon an ass:
My sealskin cape is lined outside with fur;
I wonder why you people mock and stare.

So come all you tramps and hawker lads,
Come all you bounders and you cads;
Come each and all, you ladies and you gents;
I present my ‘Life’, for the small sum of sixpence.

I've one for the master,
One for the dame,
One for each little lad,
And one for the lame:
Fourteen thousand copies
I have sold to date;
Grab a copy while you can,
Before it is too late.

And now to close,
I've one final thought to send;
I pray my wanderings and sorrows
Are now at an end.

(Lyrics & Music: Gary Miller)

credits

from Mad Martins, releases March 31, 2017
Gary Miller - Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Cabassa
Iain Petrie - Electric Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Glockenspiel, Bass Guitar, Drums, Tambourine, Shaker, Backing Vocals
Dick Spittal - Saxaphone

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Mad Martins England, UK

'Mad Martins' is a unique project by poet Keith Armstrong and songwriter Gary Miller featuring original songs, poetry and spoken word narration depicting the extraordinary life and times of the notorious Martin brothers, William, Jonathan and John, who were born in the late Eighteenth Century in the South Tyne area of Northumberland. ... more

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