I Am the Common Man (Words by Joe Corrie, tune by Alan Reid.) I am the Common Man. I am the brute and the slave. I am the fool, the despised, From the cradle to the grave. I am the hewer of coal. I am the tiller of soil. I am serf of the seas, Born to bear and to toil. I am the builder of halls. I am the dweller of slums. I am the filth and the scourge When winter's depression comes. I am the fighter of wars. I am the killer of men, Not for a day or an age, But again and again and again. I am the Common Man, But, Masters of mine, take heed, For you have put into my head Oh! Many a wicked deed. Recorded by the Battlefield Band. XX
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