immigrants song

Ancient estuary , majestic river
coursing life , vim , vigour

Left my home whence i was free
set my sights 'cross the Irish sea

Forced off my land , made to flee
Liverpool , you welcomed me

Worked forty years on canal , road and rail
never to falter , never to fail

No decree , no medal is heading my way
but this is my home now , its where i shall stay

Theres a new wave of people heading this way
from china , from Poland and Baltic states

Treated like lepers by the bigoted few
made to do jobs no others will do

Stand shoulder to shoulder in this mongrel land
where no-ones excluded , displaced or banned

Teach your children , help them understand
it was immigrant sweat that helped build this land

By Ben Crone