CHANCTONBURY RING

Joy-Brand-Chantonbury-Ring
He took himself there on a lonely night 
Made his way to the ring 
Circled around it twelve times 
Was silent didn’t say a thing 
 
O’ the wheels are turning, the wheel of Ezekiel 
Burning in the night sky, the wheels of Ezekiel 
The wheels of Ezekiel 
 
If the devil comes in his dark robes 
And offers you a meal 
Be sure to know the price you’ll pay 
And answer with a steady tongue 
 
East and west, north and south 
You can see for miles around 
In the trees the birds will not sing 
Up on Chanctonbury ring, up on Chanctonbury ring 
 
O’ the wheels are turning, the wheel of Ezekiel 
Burning in the night sky, the wheels of Ezekiel, 
The wheels of Ezekiel 
 
One means anger 
Two brings mirth 
Three for a wedding 
Four for a birth 
Five is heaven 
Six is hell 
But seven is the very devil himself
 
He took himself there on a lonely night 
Made his way to the ring 
Circled around it twelve times 
Was silent didn’t say a thing 
 
East and west, north and south 
You can see for miles around 
In the trees the birds will not sing 
Up on Chanctonbury ring, up on Chanctonbury ring 
 
O’ the wheels are turning, the wheel of Ezekiel 
Burning in the night sky, the wheels of Ezekiel, 
The wheels of Ezekiel
From the Album Tamatebako, released 12 May 2014 by Cuz
Written and Arrange: Mike Watt and Sam Dook. 
Words: Sam Dook / Trad.
Picture by artist Joy Brand.