GAOLHOUSE BAROQUE

Lyrics by Roger Coghill

Verse: (sung to the tune of the Prelude and Fugue in C major)



Turns a man to drink, I tell you.

Suffering in clink, I tell you.

It’s a sorry tale, I know that

Languishing in gaol, I show that.


What did I do wrong?, I ask you

Just composed a song, I ask you.

Surely I can say, don’t tell me,

How I spend my day? Don’t tell me.


Chorus: (second theme from Sheep May Safely Graze, )

When I get free, I know I’ll find another patron.

I’ll settle down, Far from this town

When I get free, I know I’ll find another master,

And he’ll be kind, so I can play the songs I want to

Johan Sebastian Bach will be known around,

And all across the world, the folk will sing my songs.


Verse2:

Need another boss, Decided.

My gain is his loss, Decided.

What’s it all about, for Pete’s sake

I don’t give a toss, for Pete’s sake


Anna Magdalena, Help me

I can’t make it plainer, help me!

Help me with your best endeavour,

And I’ll cherish you for ever.


Chorus.


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