I Like to Be There
DESCRIPTION: "I like to be there when the engine starts early in the morning; I like to sit me down at breakfast time, Just when the engine's roaring.... Then hurrah for the life of the factory While we're waiting for the judgment day."
EARLIEST DATE: 1954 (MacColl)
KEYWORDS: technology work
FOUND IN: Britain(England(North))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
MacColl-Shuttle, p. 5, "I Like to Be There" (1 short text, 1 tune)
cf. "Country Life" (form, lyrics)
NOTES: This reminds me very strongly of "Country Life"; I'm fairly sure there is influence. But the tunes are different. - RBW
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