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Top 5 archaeology songs for archaeologists - for BBC Radio Scotland special!

More of a theoreccial song/ discusses the use of round houses in to the early medieval period
This is the original, with the English alongside - listen to the whole thing !

Getting quite a collection together here...

Should release the ultimate Archaeologists Party Collection Vol 1

For really I think that the poorest he that is in England hath a life to live, as the greatest he
Thomas Rainborough 1647
An archaeologist's choice? - anything by the nineties Leicester (and Glasgow) band Prolapse, half of them archaeologists. And any recent offering by Half Man Half Biscuit, with their Trad Air Songs.
Err... my contribution is:

It's only Natural - Crowded House (you have to be an archaeologist to understand why)
Hurt - NIN ("You can have it all. My empire of dirt"... Indeed)
Vanilla Ice - Anthropology 101 (Just for a laugh... I mean, Vanilla Ice... Seriously!)
Digging in the Dirt - Peter Gabriel (Yeah, 'tis good)
Archaeologist - Wintersleep (The only song I know that actually has "Archaeologist" in the title... not too bad, quite rocky from some Canadian Indie-lads)
How about Neanderthal Man by 10cc, lyrics by Elton John I think.
This is great fun... its one of the joys of BAJR... you can have a serious discussion about Union Representation... a thread about top 5 songs... and a news/announcements section.... all mixed in together.

Thanks all! Wink
For really I think that the poorest he that is in England hath a life to live, as the greatest he
Thomas Rainborough 1647
Gravel Pit - Wu Tang Clan
Digging a Hole - Bernard Cribbins
anything by the Vatersay Boys for a Western Isles single malt session.

here's no way that this server is going to let me find any of these on Youtube.
:face-approve:Very very nice one also from South Africa - Johnny Clegg the white Zulu and Juluka, album: Scatterlings 1982, song:


Wanderers and nomads have gone to see their chieftains
Will this be the end of the rain and the birds?
Who can send an emissary to speak to the seasons?
For the ravens and the crows already soak up the skies...

I'm digging for some words beneath the stones in Zimbabwe
I'm searching for a drum song in the jungles of Zaire
I'm groping for the blood-moon in the mountains of Malawi
Looking for the Lion of Ethiopia...

The setting dusk is darkened by the bark of the baboon
The frogs and the owls no longer call to the moon
The warlords have gathered, blue smoke hiss from teeth of chrome
And the baobab lies trembling in the boiling blood-loam

The fireplace is broken and the grinding stone too
Its million pieces flung across the plains of Africa
Each dusty fragment a seed from which grows
The memory of a debt that only you and I will know

Seven seasoned soldiers have been summoned from Saigon
A craven walkie talkie puts their bloodshot armor on
Some drink beer milk, some drink kinky-kola
Sheep dogs live in Outeniqua
Gun dogs in Angola

Flames lick the corners of each hungry horseman's smile
They have locusts in their scabbards and deserts in their eyes
Passing through the air they leave a sea of fetid rumors
As they ride across the skyline on a secret trail of lies

I found some words beneath a stone in Zimbabwe
I heard a distant drum song in the jungles of Zaire
The blood-moon spoke of war in the mountains of Malawi
But I never found the Lion of Ethiopia

The plagiarized version on youtube has nothing to do with the original, not even the words, btw. I could not find more than just seconds of the song to listen to for free, sorry...

IF this page will allow this link - 30 seconds of the song "Digging for some Words" by Johnny Clegg & Juluka

Hmmm no, doesn't, it seems.

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