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Leon Rosselson & Roy Bailey   •   If I Knew Who The Enemy Was …

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  • If I Knew Who The Enemy Was …
    • 1979 - Fuse Records CF 284 LP (UK)
  • Side One
    1. Barney's Epic Homer (Leon Rosselson)
    2. The Ugly Ones (Leon Rosselson)
    3. The Testimony of Patience Kershaw (Frank Higgins)
    4. Song of The Moderate Man (Leon Rosselson)
    5. Across the Hills (Leon Rosselson)
  • Side Two
    1. Whoever Invented the Fishfinger? (Leon Rosselson)
    2. The World's Police (Leon Rosselson)
    3. On Her Silver Jubilee (Leon Rosselson)
    4. See It Come Down (John Pole)
    5. The Diggers' Song (Gerrard Winstanley, Leon Rosselson)

  • Musicians
    • Roy Bailey: Vocals
    • Leon Rosselson: Vocals, Guitar
    • Martin Carthy: Backing Vocals, Guitar, Jew's Harp, Synthesizer
    • John Kirkpatrick: Button Accordion, Concertina
    • Sue Harris: Hammer Dulcimer, Oboe, Vocals
    • Firoz Shapur: Piano, French Horn
  • Credits
    • Record produced by Martin Carthy
    • Recorded at Riverside Studios, London, May 1979
    • Engineer: Antony David
    • Sleeve Design: Jeff Perks
    • Typography: Carole Perks
    • Photograph: Francette Pacteau
    • Arranged by Martin Carthy & Leon Rosselson

Sleeve Notes

SO THERE I WAS with the ball at my feet and the Wembley crowd watching me go.
Dodging the tackles as I sped towards goal when I heard the whistle blow.
And a million people were looking at me as if I had some strange disease.
And the ref said: "I'm booking you, my lad for having inadequate knees.
Flesh and bone instead of wood — don't you know it's against the law?
And the trainer ran on carrying two wooden legs and a giant circular saw,
Said: 'They'll have to come off, but it won't hurt, son,' and I started to silently scream.
And a message arrived from Jane Fonda, said 'I can't appear in your dream.'
And everything's lurching out of control, they're infiltrating my head.
When I woke up this morning, they were all around my bed.