This is an adaptation of the very well travelled Gospel Plow. Mahalia Jackson sings an incredibly powerful version of this called Keep your hand on the plow. We have adapted it away from the religious message and instead sing of the lessons to be learned from our past.

Keep Your Hand On The Plough

Keep your hand on the plough

Your mare is steady and she's pulling on now

Keep your hand on the plough, hold right on

Her eyes are low and she's pressing on

She'll lead you downhill if you give the run

Keep your hand on the plough, hold right on

Hold on, Hold on, Keep your hand on the plough, Hold right on

She's a wilful mare if you keep her in tight 

Remember years past keep your line in sight 

Keep your hand on the plough, hold right on

Looking back at the land that we've turned 

The furrows aren't straight and there's lessons to learn

Keep your hand on the plough, hold right on

Hold on, Hold on, Keep your hand on the plough, Hold right on

In this ancient field that we plough every year

There's seeds to be sowed and a mare to be steered

Keep your hand on the plough, hold right on

You're on your own but your back is strong 

Keep your hand steady keep her pulling along

Keep your hand on the plough, hold right on

Hold on, Hold on, Keep your hand on the plough, Hold right on

Jimmy Aldridge