Plumhall - Never Forget My Name

Lyrics

Forced against my will to this mansion on the hill

To work this steaming vineyard 'till my fingers bleed and spill

On the day I first arrived well you tried to wound my pride

Gave me the name of 'January', put seeds inside my mind

You can take me far away

You can shackle me in chains

You can beat me and mistreat me

I will work hard all the same

In your infamy not fame

They will know your secret shame

You can call me what you will

But I will never, never forget my name

How my poor limbs ache and the very wine we make

Though fit for Boney's table my thirst it could not slake

April, May and me, in the shade of some big tree

Well we dare to dream of freedom and we plan our great escape

You can take me far away

You can shackle me in chains

You can beat me and mistreat me

I will work hard all the same

In your infamy not fame

They will know your secret shame

You can call me what you will

But I will never, never forget my name

And the records that you kept as the bravest of us wept

Are laid out for the world to see - we now have some respect

Friday and Panache and the singing of the lash

Well they're gone now but they loudly hail a warning from the past

You can take me far away

You can shackle me in chains

You can beat me and mistreat me

I will work hard all the same

In your infamy not fame

They will know your secret shame

You can call me what you will

But I will never, never forget my name