Blind Jack (The Inspiration To Win)

from Tim Hunter - Yorkshire Through The Ages II by Tim Hunter

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Blind Jack of Knaresborough was the first professional road builder to emerge during the Industrial Revolution. During the Jacobite rising of 1745 he became the assistant to the royal recruiting sergeant in the Knaresborough area and went with the army to Scotland.

(Also featured on the full length concept album about Blind Jack's life 'On The Road With Blind Jack'.)

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Blind Jack (The inspiration to win)
(Music and Lyrics Tim Hunter © 2020)

Blind Jack laid the tracks
That showed the way for roads
That we’d find hard to build today

Blind Jack was another character
From Old Knaresborough
He was an entrepreneur

And he’d sing and play the violin
Walking into battle, only he could bring

The Inspiration to win
Determination don’t give in
Inspire us all to achieve
Take it higher and let’s all believe in
Blind Jack

Blind Jack, Blind Jack

Blind Jack, always achieving
He never stopped believing
He could do anything
He just kept on working

And he’d sing and play the violin
Walking into battle, only he could bring

The Inspiration to win
Determination don’t give in
Inspire us all to achieve
Take it higher and let’s all believe in
Blind Jack

Blind Jack, Blind Jack

The Inspiration to win
Determination don’t give in
Inspire us all to achieve
Take it higher and let’s all believe in
Blind Jack, The Inspiration to win

© 2016 Tim Hunter

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from Tim Hunter - Yorkshire Through The Ages II, released August 31, 2020
Tim Hunter: Vocals,Guitar,Keyboards; Dan Mizen: Drums
Music and Lyrics Tim Hunter © 2020
Copyright © 2020 Tim Hunter. All rights reserved.
This work is registered with the UK Copyright Service:
Registration No: 284701623

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Tim Hunter Knaresborough, UK

'Through his musical albums, Knaresborough composer Tim Hunter helps bring to life the stories and legends of Yorkshire's rich heritage.' Yorkshire Post 1st May 2020.
Tim Hunter is a singer/songwriter/producer. His musical compositions range from pop ballads through to classic rock and have been enjoyed by audiences both in Europe and the United States.
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