Can't Get the Wares Away by Julie Matthews and Chris While Well we spin and weave from morn ’til night But we can’t get the wares away And the foundry flare is a constant sight But we can’t get the wares away Well we make it fast and we make it good But we can’t get the wares away Now it’s piling up like firewood ’Cause we can’t get the wares away Oh! We can’t get the wares away We can’t get the wares away To the ships in Liverpool bay Oh! We can’t get the wares away Well the foundry hammer will soon be still ’Cause we can’t get the wares away And the gates will close on the cotton mill If we can’t get the wares away Well we need a way and we need it fast ’Cause we can’t get the wares away Or these industries will never last If we can’t get the wares away Oh! We can’t get the wares away We can’t get the wares away To the ships in Liverpool bay Oh! We can’t get the wares away This was written for a BBC radio documentary called 'Tales from the Towpath' about Daniel Adamson's vision and the building of the Manchester Ship Canal. Full details and a recording of the programme can be found here.
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