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Roaring Jack:The Day That The Boys Came Down Lyrics

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This song is performed by Roaring Jack.


Deaths in police custody are all too frequent in our country. Aboriginal people and ethnic minorities are usually on the receiving end of it and the majority by its silence displays its indifference. ‘The Day that the Boys Came Down’ is set to a bluesy shuffle with a music hall feel to the tune. ‘The Baron of Brackley’ on a dog day afternoon.

They came down from the backstreet, the thingys and the flatfeet
With dogs that had nosed his things back at Long Bay
And they had a warrant, he was abhorrent
The day that the boys came down to blow him away
The neighbours were snoring or too busy scoring
Time for the boys in blue to show crime doesn’t pay
They know what they’re there for, what they get their four square for
The day that the boys came down to blow him away

And he was no fool, one of the old school
He just broke the golden rule
Topping a warder was right out of order
The day that the boys came down to blow him away

He’s in bed with his missus, he gets up and pisses
He knows that something’s up, he twigs right away
Just the flash of a torch, out there on the back porch
The day that the boys came down to blow him away
He would never take chances round a woman he fancies
So he writes a note to say every dog has its day
Then he walks down the backstairs with his hands in the air
The day that the boys came down to blow him away

And he was no fool, one of the old school
He just broke the golden rule
And the first bullet slit him ‘fore he knew what had hit him
The day that the boys came down to blow him away

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