The Origins of the Song Book

Alistair described the origins of the Songbook page as follows.

The idea for an online songbook, with lyrics and chords, occurred to me when I got word of a Roaring Jack fans’ reunion and sing-around in Sydney to mark the 20th anniversary of the band’s first night at the legendary but ‘sadly gentrified’ Sandringham Hotel in Newtown NSW.

We will expand the Songbook with more content as time allows.

Lyrics, Chords and Playing Tips

Among Proddy Dogs and Papes
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Dark Eyed Sailor
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Destitution Road
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The Day that the Boys Came Down
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Don’t Sign Up For War
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Everyone I Know
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The Fair Flower of Northumberland
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Farewell to Whiskey
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Harold’s Best Men
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He Fades Away
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In the Days of Forty Nine
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Lads of the BLF
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The Merchant’s Son
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No Half Measures
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Playing for the Traffic
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Riches and Rags
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The Siege of Union Street
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The Swaggies Have All Waltzed Matilda
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The Tinker in the Lum
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Ways of a Rover
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Wild Rover Again
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Concert Playlists

Burnley Mechanics, 1 st December 2003
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