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We're a hardworking band, we're a hardworking Family
with hardworking lyrics and hardworking melody,
hardworking rhythms and hardworking rhymes,
we're hardworking singing for these hardworking times

In a hardworking garden under hardworking trees,
slagging off the wasps to the hard working bees,
drinking hardworking beer under a hardworking sun,
we're hardworking boozers once the hardworking's done

We're a hardworking band, we're a hardworking Family
with hardworking lyrics and hardworking melody,
hardworking rhythms and hardworking rhymes,
we're hardworking singing for these hardworking times

Hardworking crooks commit hardworking crime,
and hardworking prisoners do hardworking time,
behind hardworking walls and in hardworking yards
under hardworking lock and key and hardworking guards.

We're a hardworking band, we're a hardworking Family
with hardworking lyrics and hardworking melody,
hardworking rhythms and hardworking rhymes
we're hardworking singing for these hardworking times

Hardworking Lycra on a hardworking jogger
pass a hardworking motorist whose thoughts are quite improper,
hardworking cyclists on hardworking bikes
ride on hardworking pavements and run hardworking lights.

We're a hardworking band, we're a hardworking Family
with hardworking lyrics and hardworking melody,
hardworking rhythms and hardworking rhymes
we're hardworking singing for these hardworking times

Hardworking folk live on their hardworking wits
suffer hardworking cuts to their hardworking benefits
the hardworking NHS is hardworking toast
like the hardworking railways and hardworking post.

We're a hardworking band, we're a hardworking Family
with hardworking lyrics and hardworking melody,
hardworking rhythms and hardworking rhymes
we're hardworking singing for these hardworking times

The hardworking pundit in his hardworking rambles
tells of hardworking budgetary omnishambles
a hardworking phrase, sound hardworking bite;
hardworking words don't make it hardworking alright

We're a hardworking band, we're a hardworking Family
with hardworking lyrics and hardworking melody,
hardworking rhythms and hardworking rhymes
we're hardworking singing for these hardworking times

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from Protest For Dummies, released December 5, 2016

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Steve White & The Protest Family UK

" Local folk-punk hero's Steve White & The Protest Family who are rapidly acquiring a reputation as one of the best bands to come out of East London for a generation. With lots of swearing" - Walthamstow Folk

"This music should be textbook 101 for all alternative folk practitioners..." - Prosity Records

"The King Blues for grown-ups" - Anon
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