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.
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.