Internationally-acclaimed Songwriter,
Performer and Recording Artist
from County Durham, England

Gary Miller Songs

"As a song poet there are few in the world today to match him"
Green Man Review, USA

 

Bloody Monday

 

Lyrics

No memorial stands remembering the names

Of those to whom Hexham Riot laid claim

Brushed under the carpet of History’s shame

Fifty-one dead and gone

On Bloody Monday


From factories and farmlands

From the looms and the mines

Fair flowers of Northumberland cut down in their prime

Cut down like corn

On Bloody Monday


Red the coats of the militiamen

Red their bayonets glistening

Red the ground on that black day

And red the setting sun

On Bloody Monday


Sarah Carter and her unborn child

On the cold hard cobbles fell

A lead ball of lightning striking twice

Like a deadly bolt from Hell

On Bloody Monday


The day after Bloody Monday

The heaven’s wept in sorrow

Washing away the blood and gore

So there’d be no trace left tomorrow

But they could never wash away the memories

Of Bloody Monday


Red the coats of the militiamen

Red their bayonets glistening

Red the ground on that black day

And red the setting sun

On Bloody Monday


I would beat the drum slowly

Toll the Abbey bells lowly

And sing a song from the heart

I’d erect a memorial proud

Read fifty-one names out loud

A Roll of Honour every year I’d impart

On Bloody Monday


(Gary Miller)


© 2003 Whippet Records

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Notes

One of several songs Gary was commissioned to write for Hexham Riot, 1761.

 
 
 

Currently Unreleased