Greg MacThursdays – November 3, 2011

“Our anger built and tightly wound
We walked the coal road through the town
“The store,” I yelled, “We’ll burn it down, Burn it to a cynder!”
As I spoke these words before my eyes
Their doors and windows opened wide
And 10 more miners joined my side
Beaten, starved and angered
We were beaten, starved and angered”

– “Company Store”
from ‘Maintenance’

One of my favourite examples of the narrative song, a story of a disenfranchised people who finally fight back against the “company store,” totally bad news.  Here’s the tune performed live:

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