Tradition never dies – Matthews
Written for the BBC Radio 2 Radio Ballads ‘Fairgrounds and Attractions

I follow the line
The line that spans the generations
From the minstrel to the circus
The circus ring to ride
We keep it alive, tradition never dies

I follow the code
The code that’s passed through generations
From the father to the son
The way of the travellers life
We keep it alive, tradition never dies

I’m looking ahead
Into the next generation
My daughter and my son
The fun of the fair in their eyes
We keep it alive, tradition never dies