Lyrics

I love the Fire of this Lovely Old Band Keen, Parr & Dennis

G C
I love the fire of this lovely old band
G D
With their rusty old strings and their cups in their hands
G C
In the dark of the winter, the quiet of the land
G D G
I love the fire of this band


VERSE
C D
They thump out a tune in a garden that glows
G C
To celebrate the news with a family that grows
Am D
A proud new big brother bangs a drum down below
C D G
I love the fire of this band


CHORUS

C D
In the scorch of the summer, smoke crossing the sky
G C
They stand together, form part of the line
Am D
Where refugees gather, they play into the night
C D G
I love the fire of this band


CHORUS

C D
Days growing short but the hay is all in
G C
They sing with the farmers, their children and kin
Am D
They’ll shake the walls down, all over town
C D G
I love the fire of this band

CHORUS

C D
In the winter they gather, by chance, or is planned?
G C
On a bench by the ward, while the Doctors wring their hands
Am D
Their music a blanket of comfort where it lands
C D G
I love the fire of this band


CHORUS (INSTRUMENTAL)

VERSE

C D
The singer is singing, alone on a hill
G C
The players are playing, but the music is still
Am D
Children still dancing, parents are chanting
C D G
I love the fire of this band

BRIDGE
EM C
Singers are cleaning, risking their skin
D C G
While Doctors and Nurses on the front lines dig in
Em C
Bands serving bread cos we’ve all got to eat
D C G
While a child shakes the spirits, with a song so sweet
EM C
In isolation, a moment’s salvation
D C G
Raises the City to Sing

CHORUS x 2