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

 

Ranting Lads

 

Lyrics

Here come the ranting lads
Three cheers for the ranting lads

Here come the ranting lads
Bringing those times back here again
Ranting happy or ranting sad
We'll bring those times back here again
Will those times come back here again?

Young at heart with bodies old
Bringing those times back here again
But memories of the purest gold
We'll bring those times back here again
Will those times come back here again?

Here come the ranting lads
They've got the whole world in their hands
Happy as the collier lads
The canny ranting lads
Ranting by the light of the moon
The ranting lads will come too soon
Bugger me I'm on the town
All night with the ranting lads

Here come the ranting lads
Three cheers for the ranting lads

Life goes on though dreams pass by
Bringing those times back here again
So raise a smile through tear-drenched eyes
We'll bring those times back here again
Will those times come back here again?

Set them up for one last round
Bringing those times back here again
For all we've lost and all we've found
We'll bring those times back here again
Will those times come back here again?

Here come the ranting lads
They've got the whole world in their hands
Happy as the collier lads
The canny ranting lads
Ranting by the light of the moon
The ranting lads will come too soon
Bugger me I'm on the town
All night with the ranting lads

Here come the ranting lads
They've got the whole world in their hands
Happy as the collier lads
The canny ranting lads
Ranting by the light of the moon
The ranting lads will come too soon
Bugger me I'm on the town
All night with the ranting lads


Here come the ranting lads
Three cheers for the ranting lads


(Gary Miller)


© 1996 Whippet Records

Copyright Control MCPS/PRS

 

Releases (on Whippet Records unless otherwise stated)


Original Studio Version

The Whisky Priests

PIN August 1996
Pre-Release Sampler CD
(PiNUP 2:3, Pinnacle Upfront) 1996 


Original Studio Version

The Whisky Priests

Celtica

CD (Celtica n.12, Edizioni3ntini&C) 2000

 


Original Studio Version

The Whisky Priests

Rustic Trad

(It Came From The Barn Vol IV)

CD/LP (Dollar 056 Rustic Stomp, One Million Dollar Records) 2002


Original Studio Version

The Whisky Priests

15 Jaar Deerlycke Folkfestival

CD (Deerlycke Folkfestival) 2013

 

Video Clips

The Whisky Priests performing 'Ranting Lads'
live on 'Los Conciertos de Radio 3', TV Española, on 23rd June 1999.

The Whisky Priests performing 'Ranting Lads'
live at Markthalle, Hamburg, on 10th October 1998.

Taken from '"Here Come The Ranting Lads!" - Live!'
(WPTV18 Whippet Records 1999).

 

The Whisky Priests performing 'Ranting Lads'
live at Riverside Festival, Stockton-on-Tees, on 30th July 1998.