Beasts of England

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From "Animal Farm". This song was originally written for the Oxford Playhouse 16|22 company.

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Beasts of England, Beasts of Ireland,
Beasts of every land and clime,
Hearken to my joyful tidings
Of the Golden future time.

Soon or late the day is coming,
Tyrant Man shall be o'erthrown,
And the fruitful fields of England
Shall be trod by beasts alone.

Bright will shine the fields of England,
Purer shall its waters be,
Sweeter yet shall blow its breezes
On the day that sets us free.

For that day we all must labour,
Though we die before it break;
Cows and horses, geese and turkeys,
All must toil for freedom's sake.

Beasts of England, Beasts of Ireland,
Beasts of every land and clime,
Hearken well, and spread my tidings
Of the Golden future...

credits

from Theatre Songs, released June 3, 2014
Music by Matt Winkworth
Words by George Orwell
© Oxford Playhouse 2012
Piano: Nia Williams
Recording: Oli Whitworth

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