“I Like to Be There”


"I like to be there when the engine starts early in the morning; I like to sit me down at breakfast time, Just when the engine's roaring.... Then hurrah for the life of the factory While we're waiting for the judgment day."


This reminds me very strongly of "Country Life"; I'm fairly sure there is influence. But the tunes are different. - RBW

Cross references


  1. MacColl-Shuttle, p. 5, "I Like to Be There" (1 short text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, MacCS05


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1954 (MacColl)
Keywords: technology work
Found in: Britain(England(North))