Rise up Jock
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RISE UP JOCK. England, Air and Polka (2/4 time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'. "Rise up Jock" is a 1971 song from the pen of storyteller, songwriter and composer Bob Pegg . The first stanza and chorus go:
As I walked out one evening to take the pleasant air,
The birds sang in the bushes and the weather it was fair;
I sat for a while to rest my back against a shady oak,
When by there came a band of men with faces black as smoke.
And it's rise up Jock and sing a song,
For the summer is short and the winter's long;
Then all join hands and form a chain,
While the leaves of springtime bloom again.
The melody was used as a tune for a polka in Miller & Perron's 1978 publication.