Yesterday's Heroes by Harvey Andrews Well they've opened a shop at the end of our street And old Jack says "Our kid, it's a hard one to beat Us old 'uns are queuin' and dancin' our jigs To buy yesterday's bread, they once fed to the pigs" 'Cos yesterday's gone and yesterday's heroes Are queuing for yesterday's bread! "It's only half price for the old staley loaves And Jack's there in the queue with some right funny coves There's Harry the bag man who fought in Korea And he spends what he saves on a half pint of beer." "There's bargees like Jack, worked the cut through the war And got little reward for the hardships they bore A Heinkel machine gunned his narrowboat twice Killed his wife, then his horse, freedom comes with a price." So Jack gets his loaves and he says "See yer soon 'Ave you 'eard the news, we're all over the moon They're planning a new shop to give us a treat The the cats and the dogs, won't get yesterday’s meat!" Harvey Andrews wrote 'Yesterday’s Bread' based on a newspaper clipping report of a shop opening to sell stale bread to pensioners. He wrote additional verses for Keepers Lock, especially for inclusion in their album 'Memories'. Recorded on :
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