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 #135103  by mgbills
 Tue Dec 24, 2013 4:38 pm
This guys is a regional artist. But they lyrics are awesome. Reminds me of my travelling days.
Peace to all!
Be well.

Casey Neill - RiffRaff

Hooray for our band of happy ragged folk
Tellin old stories and fireside jokes
living for the music, the love and the laugh
Hooray for the riffraff!
Raconteurs and bowsies, rebels and tramps
Travelers who ramble from camp to camp
dodgers and swagmen, vandals and rounders
Wandering hobo town-to-towners

Come join the circle of jolly fools
Squatters and crusties who make their own rules
Riverbed beggars, carousers and thieves
Our only motto: anarchy


Migrating drifters, buskers on the streets
minstrels and gypsies with no shoes on our feet
drovers and rovers, nomad souls
rank and feral vagabonds laying down the bedroll

tree sitters and diggers, wobblies and the like
monkey-wrenching saboteurs wooden shoe luddites
bolt weevils and tricksters, elves and sprites
we laugh as the 'dozers burn and escape into the night


Winos and drunkards, a stout drinking crew
Dancing on the tables, slamming down the brews
We don’t care if in the morning our heads need to be nursed
Pint after pint there’s no limit to our thirst

We come in all colors, stripes and spots
Raging grannies and punkers revel in our lot
We don’t care what we look like and we don’t wear underwear
Go ahead and stare we are everywhere
 #135108  by Griffyote
 Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:28 pm
Great lyrics. I'm glad I lived long enough to grow out of that phase of my life.
. Merry Christmas all!
 #135113  by tcsned
 Wed Dec 25, 2013 12:10 pm
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Holidays, and Festivus for the rest of us.
 #135115  by mgbills
 Wed Dec 25, 2013 2:28 pm
Yea…I've grown out of it too. And I guess that's better :-)
But the Wily Rascal of Road lives in each of us…at least in our dreams.

Back at you Pete! Let's play some music in '14!