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The second track on Rainbowlands, the lyrics being a traditional English verse which George Orwell used in 1984.

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Under the spreading chestnut-tree
Where I knelt upon my knee
We were as happy as can be
Under the spreading chest-nut tree

Oranges and lemons – say the bells of St. Clemens
You owe me five farthings – say the bells of St. Martins
When will you pay me – say the bells of Old Bailey
When I grow rich – say the bells of Shoreditch

Here comes the candle to light you to bed
Here comes the chopper to chop off your head

Under the spreading chestnut-tree
I sold you and you sold me
There lie they and here lie we
Under the spreading chestnut-tree

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from Rainbowlands, released July 13, 2011
Music: Simon Hjaltason
Lyrics: Traditional

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